Bell Bottom Trouser Cutting And Stitching

Most famous or well looking Bell Bottom trouser is a most in fashion today after Tulip trouser. If you can see mostly top designer stitching technique probably you can find this Bell Bottom trouser in every designer catalog. Its not hard to sewing but maybe you need little bit help in cutting method of this trouser pattern. So here we bring for you cutting and stitching tutorial with images and video, may you learn easily with these steps. So let’s start or learn how to cutting and stitching Bell Bottom trouser. Let’s see some most popular style of Bell Bottom trouser in Pakistani women.

What You Need 

  • Fabric to create the bell-bottom effect. Select a thicker feeling fabric like cotton or upholstery weight fabric for the best results.
  • Pins
  • Ruler
  • Sewing tape measure
  • Freezer paper to create template
  • Buttons or other embroidered patches (If designer provided) for decorative stitching.

Here is the drawing for cutting method of Bell Bottom Trouser.

Steps to make bell-bottoms / flare pants:

1. Decide how big of a bell you want and measure up the outside seam of the pants. Mark this point on both pant legs with a pin, then rip the seam on both legs to this point.

2. Decide how wide you want the bell-bottoms / flare to be. My bells ended up 10 1/2 inches long by 4 inches wide, which created a subtle flare in the leg.

3. Create a pattern by pressing two pieces of freezer paper together to create a stiff template, then mark a straight line down the middle. Mark a line perpendicular to the first the width that you wish the bell to be (4 inches).

Now measure from the end of the perpendicular line up to the center line the length that you have ripped your pants (10 1/2) to create a triangle.

To add seam allowance, add 1/2 inch inch to the lines on both sides and an additional 1/2 inch to the top and 1 1/2 inch to the bottom. It’s always best to have more space to the top and bottom if you need it!

4. Cut out and press your template to fabric and cut out two identical fabric triangles.

5. Follow the steps as shown in the video to attach the triangle of fabric within the pant leg opening with a 1/2-inch seam allowance. Stitch along the seams again with a wide zigzag stitch to finish the edges and reduce fraying.

I hope you’ve enjoyed this sewing tutorial so you can create bell-bottoms or flare pants. It’s always nice to take a pair of pants that might have gotten too short or too worn on the bottom and transform them into funky bell-bottoms or extend the life with a little flare on the bottom edge.