Learn to sew your own joggers in our online sewing workshop! We designed The Ellis Joggers to be your go-to unisex loungewear pattern.
The Ellis Joggers feature an elasticated waistband with the choice of eyelets or buttonholes to thread a drawstring through. The legs are slightly tapered, with the option to add some elastic at the hem. And, of course, they have pockets! Stylish slanted pockets with a topstitching detail.
Use a Ponte di Roma or French Terry for the perfect loungewear and sportswear. Or make them in a cotton jersey to use them as comfy PJs.
The Ellis Joggers can be sewn on a regular sewing machine or with an overlocker. They are a great first project for those new to sewing with knit fabrics, and they come together super quick for more experienced sewers.
Make yourself a full tracksuit by pairing the Ellis Joggers with the Drew Hoodie.
Who is the class for?
This course is designed for confident beginners who are ready to learn some new techniques when sewing with knit fabrics. The Ellis Joggers are a satisfying make for all sewing levels and a great pattern for a really useful garment. You’ll need to have some understanding of garment construction and have made buttonholes before – unless you want to use eyelets on the waistband instead, in which case you can let the hardware do the work!
What’s in the class?
You’ll get step-by-step video instructions for how to make the Ellis Joggers, from what fabric to use and which supplies you’ll need to what to do if you can’t get hold of the perfect elastic or how to get the perfect topstitching on jersey. Alongside the construction instructions we’ll also show you a couple of pattern hacks: how to remove the pockets for a smooth side seam, and how to sew an integrated waistband (a super speedy industry secret!).
How to access the class
The Ellis Joggers class is a Stitch School exclusive! It is only available to our Premium Stitch School subscribers. If you’d like to subscribe to Stitch School, then you can find out more here.
If you’re already a Premium subscriber then you can access the class by clicking on the ‘Start Now’ button on the right. You’ll find the pattern files within the class lessons and also on the My Patterns tab, in the Stitch School Classes section in your account.
The Ellis Joggers is a Confident Beginner sewing pattern.
Sizing & Fabric Requirements
The Ellis Joggers pattern is sized between UK sizes 6-30 and is split into two different blocks, sizes 6-20 and sizes 18-30. See the sizing charts for details on fabric requirements:
Like all our patterns, the sizes are nested to make it easier to grade between the sizes, depending on your measurements.
What will I receive?
The Ellis Joggers workshop contains guided video lessons on how to sew up your own leisurewear. The class is split up over 9 video lessons, totalling over two hours tuition.
You’ll also receive a downloadable pattern file for the Ellis Joggers. Your pattern files will contain:
- printable pattern (in both tiled print-at-home and copyshop format) in all sizes
- fully-illustrated printable instruction booklet
- copyshop permission letter
The Ellis Joggers pattern is either 33 A4/US letter pages or 3 A0 copyshop pages (sizes 6-20), or 54 A4/US letter pages, or 3 A0 copyshop pages (size 18-30).
We can also print out your Ellis Joggers pattern if you’d prefer. Find out more about our PDF Printing Service here.
Sewing the pockets
Sewing the side & inside seams
Sewing the crotch seam
Attaching the eyelets
Sewing the waistband
Inserting the elastic
Sewing the hems