Hudson Swants (sweater pants)


What do you get when you make pants out of a sweater knit? Swants! Swants seemed to have a bit of a moment back in 2014. My friend jokingly(?) asked me to make him a pair, and I politely declined. Four years later, though, I’ve made a pair for myself. Max, if you’re reading this, and still want a pair, hit me up.


This is the Hudson Pants pattern by True Bias. It is the quintessential jogger pattern in the blogosphere, and I’ve made this pattern twice before, once for myself, and another time for my sister-in-law (unblogged). Both times I used traditional sweatshirt fleece.


I went wild this time, though, and used a coral sweater knit from Joann’s. I sewed them up in just about 2 hours, about twice as fast as my first pair. Everything went together easily. There’s not much to say about these pants. They’re comfy. They’re crazy. They’re perfect for lounging on the couch with my dog. They barely make it out of the laundry before I’m wearing them again.

Pattern: True Bias Hudson Pants, view A, size 4
Fabric: 1.5 yards sweater knit from Joann’s
Notions: 2″ wide soft elastic
Cost: $9.00 fabric + elastic from stash = $9.00
Time: 2 hours

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