Monday, March 21, 2016

It's Time to Go Outside; Exercise Pants

Hello Readers. It is getting closer and closer to Spring. It has been in the 60's and 70's the past week. (But they are calling for snow.) That means it is warm enough to go for walks and enjoy some fresh air. It will be nice to get moving again. It also means I need some more exercise clothes. These great Nike pants were handed down to me and they fit pretty well at the waist but they were miles to long and very wide at the bottom of each leg.

I marked and stitched new side seams. The fabric feels like very heavy swimsuit material. This was very stretchy knit but heavy and easy to work with.

Here is a picture of ALL the fabric I cut away. You can see it was a lot of fabric. I was ready to hem them when I realized they didn't fray at all and I lost the motivation to keep working. Does this happen to you when you are sewing?

This is the original side seam.

Here is my new side seam. It looks different but it works for me.

I can now walk without trips and falls in these pants. The pant leg fits but is still roomy enough to stretch comfortably. I love these because I could be going running a marathon or I could be going to my couch for a Netflix marathon. You can't tell and I am not saying either way.
They look fine with raw edges at the bottom. I trimmed them to the length I wanted and put them on. I love them so much, I may never wear anything else.

Thanks for reading, now go make something fun for yourself.


  1. Great job - they look so trim but comfy, and that's just what a person needs for being active in.

    1. Thanks! These are my new favorite thing to wear. Exercising or not. haha