On Cloud 9 Lounge Pants


On Cloud 9 Lounge Pants

These DIY pajama pants are roomy and comfortable, perfect for lounging or sleeping in style.

On Cloud 9 Lounge Pants
On Cloud 9 Lounge Pants

There's nothing we love more than comfy casual clothes, and these On Cloud 9 Lounge Pants are the perfect project to lounge around the house in.

Great for a ton of fabrics like quilting cotton, flannel, voile, and knit, these DIY pajama pants are roomy and comfortable.

This tutorial for how to make lounge pants also includes step-by-step sewing instructions and comes with a free printable pattern in sizes S-XL, meaning this sewing tutorial is budget-friendly and easy to sew.

A fantastic project for teens and tweens who are just beginning to sew, these DIY lounge pants take 3 yards of fabric and are perfect for playing with bright colors and fun prints.

They make great gifts, especially at the holidays. Plus, because there are so many cute prints and fabric colors that would look fantastic for these DIY pajamas, you can use the same pattern to make unique gifts for everyone in your life. 


Project TypeMake a Project

Time to CompleteWeekend project

Sewn byMachine


Materials List

  • PJ Pattern and Diagrams
  • 3 yards fabric (44"-45"); please note: yardage requirements may change if you choose to lengthen or shorten
  • 1-1/12 yards of 1/2" twill tape or 1 yard of 3/4" elastic for waistband

On Cloud 9 Lounge Pants Directions

Seam allowance: 5/8" for all seams unless otherwise noted
1" hem allowance
1-1/4" foldover for twill tape drawstring or elastic
Finish all seams as desired


  1. Lay your fabric out flat and cut 2 pants pieces following the grainline of your pattern piece and the grainline of your fabric. Remember to cut one right pant leg and one left pant leg. To do this, cut the first pant leg with the pattern piece face up. Cut the second pant leg with the pattern piece face down.


  1. Pin leg pieces with right sides together, matching FRONT RISE and BACK RISE; sew the FRONT RISE, and then sew the BACK RISE. Finish the seams.

  2. Open up pants, separating the legs, and with right sides together, match the FRONT and BACK CENTER SEAMS and pin. Then pin along one leg to ankle, then the other leg to ankle. Sew inseams from ankle to ankle. Finish the seams. Press towards back.

  3. For drawstring casing, fold down the raw edge of the waist 1-1/4" and press. Fold under the raw edge another 1/2", pinning as you go. Starting at the back center seam, topstitch 5/8" from top, being sure to catch the casing. 

  4. Bar tack the center front seam at the top edge of the pants and the topstitching for the casing. Using a seam ripper, gently rip the stitches between the tacks. Insert drawstring using a safety pin or bodkin and feed it around the casing. Finish drawstring by tying a knot at each end.

  5. For elastic casing, fold down the raw edge of the waist 1-1/4" and press. Fold under the raw edge another 1/4" pinning as you go. Topstitch on right side of fabric 7/8" from top edge leaving a 1" opening in the back through which you will thread your elastic. Insert elastic using a safety pin or bodkin and feed it around the casing. Overlap the ends of the elastic by 1/2" and pin. Check the fit and adjust if necessary. Stitch ends together. Pin the casing closed and continue the topstitch to sew shut. To keep elastic from rolling in casing, you can stitch through all thicknesses at the center front and back seam.


  1. Fold over the raw edge of each pant leg 1". Unfold and fold the raw edge under again, this time to meet the press line. Pin down the double folded hem and topstitch right side of fabric 3/8" from bottom edge.

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Oh I get it! I need to use a pair of pants/pajama pants to be able to start. Well we all have one of those, don't we? I absolute LOVE the look of the pants shown in the pic. Even though they're pajama pants I just know I would feel quite elegant wearing them, lol!

The Sewing Pattern link on this page is wrong... It should be http//cloud9fabrics.com/make-sew-cloud9-loungers/

Thank you for calling our attention to this! We have updated the page with the correct link. :)

There are a lot of free patterns available on this site....to include pajamas. Visit that area and pick one.....easy enough to do.

I can never find comfy pants that are long enough for my legs. Now I can make my own!


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