For our Dagmar jogging pants pattern you should have some sewing experience. The highlight of the jogging pants are the stitched tucks in the front, which enhance the otherwise classic cut. The feel-good trousers also have two side pockets and an elastic waistband with a drawstring at the waist. The trousers are perfect for the home office, but of course also for sports and leisure.

Side length = 100 cm

→ To the pattern “Dagmar”

In these instructions, Dagmar was sewn from a stronger jersey.

Required material:

We recommend a soft sweat fabric or a slightly firmer jersey.
Sizes 34-42 Outer fabric 1.50 m 140cm wide
Sizes 44-50 Outer fabric 2.00 m 140cm wide
Sizes 34-50 Rubber band 74-112cm 3cm wide
Sizes 34-50 cord 116 – 130 cm


Cut the pattern pieces from your outer fabric. Lay the fabric right side up. Lay the selvedges parallel to the middle so that you can place the front waistband and back waistband in the fold. The pattern pieces should all lie face up. Always align the thread arrow in the same direction on all pieces and parallel to the selvedge of the fabric. Transfer all the clippings from the pattern through a 3mm long incision with scissors or chalk. Clip the seam allowance in the fabric fold because this is always a center. Markings define positions of dart ends, pocket positions, and much more. Transfer these either with chalk or pins.

What you need from fabric:

  • 2 x front trousers in opposite directions
  • 2 x rear trousers in opposite directions
  • 1x front part of the waistband in the break
  • 1x back part waistband in the break
  • 1x pouch bags opposite
  • 2x front trouser cuffs
  • 2x rear trouser cuffs

also with form band:

  • 2x pocket openings

also with insert:

  • 1x buttonhole position waistband

Sewing instructions:

To sew these trousers you will need a sewing machine and an overlock sewing machine, or alternatively the zigzag stitch on your sewing machine to neaten the cut edges.

Be sure to use a jersey needle and use a stretchy stitch, i.e. if you are sewing with a household sewing machine, you should use either a zigzag stitch or the three-part elastic stitch and then all seam allowances again with a zigzag stitch or another appropriate stitch Neaten so they don't fray. In addition to the description, the colorful lines in the pictures show you where a seam needs to be sewn or something needs to be glued.
When sewing, pay attention to the seam allowance included in the pattern. Seam allowances that are not specifically marked are 1cm wide!
Have fun sewing!

Sew off the tucks on the front trouser legs (as marked on the pattern). To do this, place the front trousers in the fold, left sides together, and then stitch the edge on the right side of the fabric next to the fold edge.

Place the pocket bags, right sides together, on the front pants and sew them together at the pocket opening edge. Then cut back the seam allowance a little and fold the pocket bag onto the left side of the pants.

Fold the bottom pocket bag outwards at the middle clip, now it is right sides together. Sew the pocket bag together along the bottom edge and finish the seam allowance.

Secure the pocket at the waist and waistband: 0.5cm from the top edge and at the side seam with 0.5cm.

Iron the pocket opening into the edge and topstitch it to the width of a quilting foot.

Place the front and back pants on top of each other, right sides together, and sew the side seams together. The seam allowance is neatened and ironed to the back.

Then fold one trouser leg together, right sides together, and sew the inside leg seam closed. This seam allowance is also neatened together and ironed to the back.

Insert one of the finished trouser legs into the other, turning one trouser leg right side out and leaving the other one inside out. Place the edges of the seat seam together: This will allow the seat seam to lie smoothly on top of each other and make it easier to sew together. Finish the seam allowance together.

Connect the front and back trouser leg hems together on the sides, right sides together. Iron the seam allowance apart and then place the cuffs, left sides together, in the fold.

Sew the cuffs along the open edges, right sides together, to the trouser legs, paying attention to the front and back. All seam allowances are neatened together and ironed upwards. Finally, you can topstitch the seam close to the edge.

We continue with the federal government. Sew two buttonholes on the front waistband at the markings and cut them open.

Sew the front and back waistband together, right sides together, at the short ends and iron the seam allowances apart. Neaten the edge of the inside waistband and iron it smooth.

Now sew the outside waistband (with buttonholes), right sides together, to the waistband and iron it upwards.

Take the cords and sew one onto each side seam in the waistband (at the marking clips). Push the loose end of the cord through the buttonholes from the inside out and tie a knot in the cord at the end.

Fold the inner waistband, left sides together, in a fold. Now the serged edge lies over the waistband seam. Stitch the waistband (from the right) just around the edge...

... on the left half of your body, a little behind the side seam, leave an approx. 3cm long opening for the elastic band.

Pull the rubber band through this opening. Sew the ends together and close the feed opening. To prevent it from twisting in the waistband, secure it at the side seams.

Your DAGMAR is ready!

If you don't know what to do next or if you have any questions, please contact us by email at info@schnittmuster-berlin.de. We will respond to you as quickly as possible. 

Have a lot of fun with your new designer piece! 

Warmest regards, Dagmar and Ellen.

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