For the first part of The Great Pants Recon Challenge, I went with a rather obvious project. Our lovely pink pants happen to have a pink drawstring waistband, so what would be better than using that to make a simple drawstring bag? I can use it to store my new sewing supplies (see Breaking Down).
I simply cut off the front half of the pants so I had a rectangle shape that was about as long as I wanted to bag and twice as wide with the holes for the drawstring in the center. By the way, I removed the drawstring before cutting. I folded the material right sides together and stitched down and across the bottom. I ripped out some of the stitching for the casing first so I could sew the seam without screwing up the drawstring’s path. After all that was done I just turned the bag right side out and thread the drawstring back in the “waistband” and tied it off. I had to cut it since it suddenly became too long.
Now I have a cute pink bag, that’s one pants project completed.
And here’s what’s still left of the pants.