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Split leg tartan trousers.
I don't have pictures of the steps because I started making them months ago and have only just finished them, but I hope it all makes sense, if you have any questions just ask and I apologise for how rubbish my diagrams are. The timing was just a guess because like I said I've been working on them on and off for months.

(Clicking on the diagrams will make them bigger if you can't see the detail.)

Posted by Eleanor from Whitehaven, England, United Kingdom • Published See Eleanor's 35 projects »
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  • How to make trousers. Split Leg Tartan Trousers. - Step 1
    Step 1

    Take one of your materials, and spread it out, then take a pair of trousers that already fit well, in the style you want to make, and trace the outline.

  • How to make trousers. Split Leg Tartan Trousers. - Step 2
    Step 2

    Then cut out the pieces leaving a couple of inches of seam allowence.

  • How to make trousers. Split Leg Tartan Trousers. - Step 3
    Step 3

    Repeat steps 1 and 2, for the opposite leg using a different fabric.

  • How to make trousers. Split Leg Tartan Trousers. - Step 4
    Step 4

    Then stitch the sides of each leg together, leaving the croth open. And hem the bottom. Stitch the parts with a brown line in the diagram, leave the poarts with a yellow line.

  • How to make trousers. Split Leg Tartan Trousers. - Step 5
    Step 5

    Turn the legs inside out, and have the backs facing upwards. Stitch the crotch together at the back, but leave it at the front.

  • How to make trousers. Split Leg Tartan Trousers. - Step 6
    Step 6

    Then put in a zip at the front of the crotch and sew up the gap between the zip and the stiches you did in step 5.

  • How to make trousers. Split Leg Tartan Trousers. - Step 7
    Step 7

    Take a strip of material long enough to fit around your waist comfortably, about 6"-8" in width. Then hem the edges of it.

  • How to make trousers. Split Leg Tartan Trousers. - Step 8
    Step 8

    Then hem the top of the trousers.

  • How to make trousers. Split Leg Tartan Trousers. - Step 9
    Step 9

    Then fold the strip of material in half and sew it over the top of the trousers (so you can see about 3" on each side).

  • How to make trousers. Split Leg Tartan Trousers. - Step 10
    Step 10

    Then make two button holes and attach two buttons as fastenings.

  • Step 11

    All the essentials are now done, and the next few steps are mostly decorative. I then stitched on a few zips randomly.

  • How to make trousers. Split Leg Tartan Trousers. - Step 12
    Step 12

    I then added some belt loops. Which I made by taking small rectangles of fabric, (about 2.5" by about 6") and folding the edges into the middle, and then folding it in half and stitching along the edge. Then folding over the top and bottom and stitching them onto the waistband.

  • How to make trousers. Split Leg Tartan Trousers. - Step 13
    Step 13

    I then added a couple of back pockets.

  • How to make trousers. Split Leg Tartan Trousers. - Step 14
    Step 14

    And this was the finished result.

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CO + K User

These are awesome, I'm looking forward to autumn, lots of tartan prints!
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Eleanor
Eleanor · Whitehaven, England, GB · 37 projects
The fabric came from things I found at a charity shop. The right leg was originally a kilt and the left leg was a pair of curtains. Sorry if that't not much use.
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PonySKA
PonySKA
I love it!
Do you remember where you got your fabric? :o
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Ice
Ice · 1 project
Ive been meaning to make some pants kind of like this for the best part of 2 years now.. dammit.. They're looking pretty awesome, by the way.
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Riiot Tess
Riiot Tess · New York, New York, US · 6 projects
impressive. i quite digg it
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Kathy Gregson
Kathy Gregson · Lüneburg, Lower Saxony, DE · 5 projects
Great idea! Happy
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LastKoalaBear
LastKoalaBear · Vancouver, British Columbia, CA · 33 projects
:O so awesome
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So
So · Hanover, Lower Saxony, DE · 65 projects
this asymmetric crotch looks cool, some nice ideas just popped out of my head!! thanks for inspiration!!
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