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
Cut the fabric. Enlarge the pattern to the actual size per specifications on the PDF instruction sheet.
Sew both sides and inseam. Run a zigzag stich or serge the seam allowance.
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.
Combine the waist fabric and bottom hems with the main pants, making sure the opening for elastic tape is facing inside.
Press down the waist seam allowance to the main body side. Stitch around the waist on the outside.
Put the elastic tape through the waist and both bottom hems to finish.