Nelson Pants


Sewing Level: Advanced Beginner
Size Range: 0-34 (up to a 62″ hip)

View Size Chart & Fabric Requirements

The Nelson Pants are the perfect comfy loungewear – and they are quick and easy to sew! All views feature a fabric waistband that is soft on the tummy. Views A and B have an extra tall waistband that can be folded over. View C has a shorter waistband. Three lengths are provided – full length, cropped pants, and knee length. Nelson has a snug fit through the waist and hip and is loose through the legs. Sew Nelson in soft and stretchy knits like bamboo jersey for everyday wear and lounging. Try them in athletic knits for yoga and other activities. Nelson can be sewn on a home sewing machine; a serger or overlocker is not required.

SKU: HC-NELSON Category:

Pattern Details

Sewing Level: Advanced Beginner
Size Range: 0-34 (up to a 62″ hip)

Recommended Fabrics:
These pants are designed for stretchy knits with great recovery. Light to medium weight jersey knit fabrics with at least 60% stretch widthwise and 40% stretch lengthwise. We recommend bamboo jersey or similar (modal jersey, stretchy athletic knits). If your chosen fabric has less than the recommended stretch percentage, size up. If you would like to use a rib knit, size down.

Required Notions:

  • Thread

This is a print-at-home PDF pattern.
This pattern is designed to print at home on A4 (8.3” x 11.7”) or letter (8.5” X 11”) sized paper. A copyshop file is also provided  (A0 – 33.1″ x 46.8″). A comprehensive instruction booklet is included.


About the author


Helen Wilkinson is the designer and founder of Helen's Closet Patterns. She also co-hosts the Love to Sew Podcast! Helen is obsessed with all things sewing and strives to share her passion and knowledge with the sewing community.