Saturday, February 4, 2012

Sewing For Boys: Two-Faced Pants & Kickin' Back Sweats

For this month the Sewing For Boys Sew Along over at Boy, Oh Boy, Oh Boy is making pants. The patterns are the Two-Faced pants (size 3M-18M) and the Kickin' Back Sweats (size 2/3-6/7). Lucky me to have boys in both sizes! I got to make both!!
For Duncan, who is 13 months old, I made the 12-18M size in the Two-Faced Pants. For Logan, who is 5 years old, but has short legs for his age, I made the 6/7 in the Kickin' Back Sweats, but had to shorten it about 4 inches. Easily done since they aren't hemmed. I just lopped the extra length off and dotted some fray check on the end of the seam so it wouldn't unravel.
The patterns are quite similar - one seam type pants with cased elastic waistbands. Both have pockets - more on that in a moment - and have hems left raw. They are both fairly loose fitting and are suitable for both woven and knit fabrics. I used a snuggly sweatshirt fleece for these. The Two-Faced Pants are intended to be made in two different fabrics, one for each leg. It's a cute look, but since I wanted to boys to match, I didn't do it. Next time...
Each pant had it's own pocket. This little rounded one is from the Two-Faced Pant pattern. I decided to use both pockets for both pants. I used the fuzzy side of the sweatshirting for one face of the pocket and a cotton print for the other face. For the baby pants, I used the cotton print as the main fabric and folded down the fleece for the "flap".
For the big pants, I used the fleecy side as the main fabric. This is the pocket from the Kickin' Back Sweats pattern. I turned down one corner to echo the flap in the other pocket.
Here is the side with the square pockets on both boys.
Overall, I think this is a great basic pant pattern for boys. I'm sure I'll be using it again for both of them.


  1. WOW, these are great! I made the Kickin' Back Sweats in corduroy for both my boys (2 and 5 years old) and they are perfect! Very confortable. Now I need to try your version, with knit fabric!

  2. Those are super looking pants, and don't little boys just love pockets? They love places to carry their treasures. Mostly match-box cars!

    1. Matchbox and Thomas the train! Boy pants definitely must have pockets.

  3. Adorable pants! I love the pocket details, they look good for putting little boy treasures in.