FREE Yoga Pants Pattern!

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Today I’m over at Melly Sews sharing my Zinnia Jacket as part of the Riley Blake Knit Love blog tour. I’m super excited to take part in the tour on Melissa’s behalf and have the chance to play with some super yummy Riley Blake knits. You can read all about the Zinnia Jacket over on Melissa’s blog, and if you keep reading, you can make your own yoga pants by grabbing your FREE pattern!

FREE Women's Yoga Pants Pattern from If Only They Would Nap

When I decided to make the Zinnia Jacket, I quickly realized it would be a perfect pair with yoga pants. And obviously exercise is so much easier with a cute outfit. The Riley Blake knits are fantastic for this!


You want to have a solid knit with 40-50% stretch and a good recovery. You can sew this with a serger or with a regular sewing machine, using a zig-zag stitch.


These pants have an oh so ridiculously comfy fold over yoga waistband and are super quick to sew together. Yoga pants aren’t just for yoga, you know… have you ever slept in yoga pants? SO comfortable! I love that the waistband also gives you a chance to play with accent fabrics, like these fabulous triangles. DSC_4677

Knits are my jam. If you don’t sew with knits often, don’t be scared!! Just give them a try. If I can put my booty on the internet, you can try sewing knits. ;)

You can download your FREE PATTERN here in size medium.
Finished length: 40in. from bottom of waistband to finished hem

After you print and tape your pattern together, cut your fabric out. If the size medium doesn’t fit you, you can use these same instructions to put together your own self-drafted pattern. Just copy a pair of pants you already own and you’ll know they fit you. Just remember to add in some seam allowance.

1. Lay your front and back leg pieces right sides together. Zig-zag or serge along the inseam and the outside of the leg. Repeat with the second leg.


2. Put the two legs together and line up the crotch seams, right sides together – make sure that the front and back line up. You can easily do this by putting one leg inside the other, right sides together. Sew the two pieces together.DSC_4855

3. Cut two rectangles for the waistband 10.75in (length) by 16.75in (width) – make sure the stretch goes along the width. Sew the short ends together, right sides together.DSC_4858

4. Fold the waistband over.DSC_4859

5. Slide the waistband over the pants and pin together. Sew with a serger or zig-zag stitch.DSC_4863

6. Hem with a one inch hem (or more/less according to your desired length). You can do this with a coverstitch (affiliate link), a double needle, or a stretch stitch.

Then go for a run! Or cozy up with a good book… I won’t judge. Either way, feel good about your new pants!

Download your FREE yoga pants pattern here

Happy sewing, friends!

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  1. Wow! Those knits look amazing! And that outfit looks so comfortable! I can’t wait to read about that jacket. Fabulous!

  2. Nice pants and cute yoga outfit, I like the colour! Oh and yes about sleeping in yoga pants… I did last night too!

  3. These look SO comfy! I want to try to make them…but have not ventured into knits yet. But when I do…I think this will be one of my first projects to try. Thank-you for sharing…I am pinning this one! :)

  4. Reblogged this on DIY TALES and commented:
    Have decided tonight, while our cold snap is kicking in, that I need a new pair of yoga pants to wear out and about…and am going to refashion my (now too large) knit maxi skirt to suit.

    This tutorial is easy to follow, so I’m feeling rather confident at this stage….stay tuned to see how it goes!! =)

  5. Thank you for the tutorial and pattern, they look awesome on you! I just had buy some knit fabric, one and a half yard, do you think that would be enough for this pants? How much fabric did you used on this medium size? Thank you so much!

  6. I’m a complete novice but just made your yoga pants and am thrilled with them. They fit beautifully and were quick and easy to make. Thanks for the pattern!

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