Today’s project is a pair of sarouel pants using a stretchy and thick grandrelle yarn knit fabric. The sarouel pants originate from the ethnic attire of the Islamic cultures. With short inseam, these pants are known for having a loose silhouette. Masumi Saito, with her second daughter as a model in the photo, is introducing her creation.
Fabric shown for this sample (front and back pants): P25400-401(A)
□ Fabric (front and back pants) : 60cm x 100cm
(Waist, Bottom Hem): 90cm×10cm
□ Elastic tape: 1m (1cm width)
We interviewed Ms. Saito about her creation:
Kokka Fabric (KF): What did you think about the fabric you used for this project?
MS(Ms.Masumi Saito): Since this fabric has a design that is suitable for both boys and girls, I decided not to make a skirt, but rather make a pair of unisex pants.
KF:Can you tell us about any special elements or ideas that you incorporated into this creation?
MS: I tried to come up with an easy and simple design with few steps to follow.
KF:What are some tips for making these pants?
MS: With a right level of stretch, it should be easy for people who are not used to sewing a knit fabric. Make sure to use a special needle and thread for knit sewing.
KF: How should we wear these pants in everyday settings?
MS: Since the steps are easy, try to make many pairs for different occasions such as a room wear or extra change of clothes for kindergarten kids.
KF: Thank you very much, Ms. Saito! Here are sewing instructions along with step by step photos from her. Enjoy crafting!
Instructions: How to make Sarouel pants
With front/outer side facing each other, fold the waist fabric in half. Leaving a 1cm opening for elastic tape, sew the rest. Also fold bottom hem fabrics in half, with front/outer side facing each other. Leaving a 1cm opening for elastic tape, sew the rest.