Heidi from Elegance and Elephants: Pleated Pocket Capris {tutorial}

It is no secret that I am a huge fan of today’s guest…

Heidi from Elegance and Elephants (or you may know her as Homemade by Heidi, which is where I first met her) has been rocking my features list for the past month now with her awesome creations, and I have been loving every minute of it!

Ever since these incredible fashions caught my eye, I haven’t been able to look away…

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This prolific seamstress has such cute style for her little ones, and I just love it all!

And you won’t be disappointed when you see what she has for you today :). I hope you will join me in welcoming today’s honored guest, Heidi from Elegance and Elephants!

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Hello, Me Sew Crazy readers!  I am so excited to be here sharing a tutorial with you.  My name is Heidi, and I am a Canadian stay-at-home mom who blogs at Elegance & Elephants, a place where I share my handmade endeavours.  While I dabble in many homemade projects from cooking to crafting, my greatest passion lies in sewing garments and toys for my children Anja (1 1/2 years) & Tobias (4 years). 
Anja is at the stage where she is still pretty new at walking and to help protect her little knees from scrapes, I decided to come up with some little capri pants.  I didn’t give specific sizes, but if you need to know exactly what I did in order to made your own, just let me know!
Here’s what I came up with:
**each pocket pleat is half an inch wide, so keep that in mind as you cut your front piece.** 

 
**I like to cut the waistband out after stitching the front to back, trying it on, and making any adjustments, just to make sure it will fit well.**
Thank you so much for having me here today, Jessica & Me Sew Crazy readers!!
I would love it if you stopped by 

Elegance & Elephants

to say hello!

(If you’re interested in the tutorial for the tunic that Anja is wearing, it’s here.)

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Those shorts are just the cutest Heidi! I really love how you made the pocket, such a fantastic little touch of detail to really make them come to life. And that piping – gah, I love it!

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Thank you again so much for being here Heidi, it was an honor to have you!

And thank you so much for stopping by, until next time…

Happy Sewing!


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Jess Abbott the Sewing Rabbit is the founder and creative director behind the me sew crazy blog, as well as SewSet.com, 5 & 10 Designs, GNO Events, and co-editor of STYLO. She resides in Virginia Beach with her husband and 3 children.
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Comments

  1. says

    Thank you, Jessica, for posting my little capris! Having them here on your blog, of which I’m such a huge fan, is beyond amazing! Your support for so many bloggers & DIYers like myself is commendable. While I can’t credit for the skirt on the top left, it did inspired me to create a similar look.

  2. says

    These are so cute Heidi! I’ve never tried your method for contrasting fabric that looks like piping/trim at the pockets and I’m definitely going to have to do it soon. What a great idea!

  3. Gina Petestrelo says

    I loved your tutorial and managed my own version in trouser length which I love. I am a beginner sewer and this was my first pair of trousers which I am delighted with. Your tutorials have inspired me to do more with the sacred nap times. Thank you

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