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Pajama Flannel Pants with Pockets Sew-Along


Winter is here and snow is on the ground. This means lounging around in a comfortable pair of flannel pants.

I don’t know about you, but I carry my cell phone around with me everywhere I go. This means I need pockets. This was the inspiration for this sew along as I recently upgraded my cell phone and it is much larger than my previous one. This resulted in my cell phone falling out of my pocket when I sat down. Therefore, I had to increase the pocket size in this version of my flannel pants.

If you have a pattern that doesn’t include a cell phone pocket then don’t worry they are easy to add.

You can download my pocket template here: Click here to download PDF

Then simply draw your pocket out using the technique in the diagram below. Then follow along with me in the video as I show you every step on how to sew them onto your pants.

Kevins-PJ-Pants-Pocket

Use the Bottom Line Marker to increase or decrease your pocket size based on your phone size.

Pants Sew-Along with Front Slant Pocket and Backside Elastic Waistband


Follow along with me as I sew pair of muslin fitting pants for a client. These pants include front slant pockets. In order to allow for maximum comfort and fitting flexibility we will include elastic on the back half of the waistband. This allows for a clean finish on the front side of the waistband.

I also explain how to add slant pockets to an existing pattern. I hope this beneficial to those of you who have any questions regarding the construction process. Please let me know if you have any questions.