How to add a yoga waistband to pants


What is yoga waistband?

The yoga waistband is a lot taller than the regular waistband pattern piece in height, but a little shorter in length. That is to accommodate the absence of elastic. Cut out one waistband piece form your fabric.

How do you make a stretchy waistband?


  1. Cut Your Elastic to Fit. Following the instructions for your pattern, cut your elastic to fit the part of the body it’s going around. …
  2. Pin the Ends Together. …
  3. Join the Ends. …
  4. Form a Square of Stitches. …
  5. Divide the Elastic. …
  6. Divide the Waistband Fabric. …
  7. Apply the Band to the Fabric. …
  8. Stitch.

How do you draft a waistband?

How To Draft a Waistband

  1. Draw a straight line the length of your waist measurement plus the 1/2″ we added in for ease.
  2. Determine the height of your waistband. …
  3. Draw a perpendicular line from either end of your original line, the height of your waistband.

How do you make your waist smaller with leggings?

How to make an legging waistbands smaller

  1. Cut a small slit in the interior fabric.
  2. Thread a smaller elastic alongside the bigger one.
  3. Pull to desired size, then knot or sew.
  4. A few stitches to sew the cut shut — and you have perfect fit!

What is a yoga skirt?

A few years back I bought a cotton knit skirt from Old Navy called a “yoga skirt”. I believe it’s called a yoga skirt because (in my mind) the fabric is made from the same fabric you’d typically find yoga pants made of. … I laid my existing yoga skirt onto the knit fabric.

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How much elastic should be in a waistband?

Prepare the elastic.

Cut the elastic 2″–4″ smaller than your waistline measurement, depending on what you feel is comfortable. (If your waist is quite a bit smaller than your hips, pin the elastic together without trimming off the excess.) Try on the elastic, pulling it up over your hips.

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