With right sides together sew one set of pockets to the front side seam and one set of pockets to the back side seam (see pocket notches on the side seams) once the pockets are stitched on turn to the right side and understitch along the pocket seam on the side of the pocket.
With right sides together sew the front and back outer leg seams together, start at the waist edge and sew down to the top of the pockets, with the needle down, turn the corner and sew around the pocket bags joining them together, when arriving back at the side seam keep the needle down and continue sewing down the side seams finishing at the leg opening. Neaten with an overlocker/serger.
With right sides together sew the front and back ‘in leg’ seams together. Neaten with an overlocker/serger.
Sew the crotch seams together (I like to insert one leg inside the other with right sides together) start sewing from the back waistband and sew down to the base of the crotch then continue sewing up the front finishing at the front waist, matching seams as you go. Neaten with an overlocker/serger.
With right sides facing sew the centre back seams together and press seam open.
Cut the elastic to your personal length (refer to elastic chart). Lay the ends of the cut elastic over each other and sew together securely. Mark the elastic with chalk at the centre front and sides, this makes it easy to match it to the waistband and to achieve an even spread of elastic.
Fold the waistband in half and press. Unfold and pin the elastic to the inside of the band below the fold line.
Stitch the elastic to the inside of the waistband using a zig-zag stitch, stretching the elastic as you sew.
Fold the waist band over to the right side (enclosing the elastic) and sew a stay stitch to the two raw edges of the waistband to close the waistband and hold in place.
Pin the made-up waistband to the pant; once in place stitch on, take care to match the notches as you sew the waistband to the pant. Neaten with an overlocker/serger.
Fold the hem to the inside and stitch.
Lightly press your new pants.