Alpha Camp Pants

High performance thermal joggers. Your ultimate camp comfort ⛺️

Design Features

Athletic fit thermal joggers that pair perfectly with our Alpha Raglan Hoodie

  • Wear casually on their own, layered, or to extend your quilts comfort range
  • Designed for Polartec® fabrics including Alpha® Direct, the ultralight performer
  • Optional seat and knee reinforcing overlays for vintage mountaineering durability
  • Regular rise with crotch gusset for frontcountry comfort
  • Roomy, bulk-free hand pockets that stay in place and won't bunch up
  • Low profile yoga-style stretch waistband with an elastic-free construction
  • Tapered leg and stretch cuffs prevent sleep pants from riding up all night

Garment Fit

Alpha Camp Pants have an athletic jogger fit. Relaxed around the hips and thigh. Slim leg that tapers to a stretch-knit ankle cuff. Full rise with crotch gusset for squat comfort and easily adjusted pant length to nail the perfect fit.

For a women's fit, common adjustments may include shortening the pants rise, shortening the inseam, or adjusting the leg taper. Instructions are included based on successful independent pattern tests. Thank you @Ms.Math, @Madeby_Francesca, and @Discovery Fabrics

Body Measurements

The sewing pattern covers a wide range of sizes corresponding to men's XS to XXL. Full hip/seat is the main sizing measurement, the maximum horizontal circumference around hips and butt. See body measurements shown in photo gallery above.

Sewing Skill Level - Advanced Beginner

Alpha Camp Pants are designed for knit fabrics. While the instructions detail every step, familiarity with sewing terms and construction techniques is expected. Serging simplifies construction however a zig zag and overlock stitch work just as well to maintain stretch and finished raw edges. This is a straightforward beginner apparel pattern and stretch fabrics are forgiving. Make a prototype and have fun!

Digital Sewing Pattern

  • Comprehensive step-by-step sewing instructions with detailed photos
  • Cut layout, material yardages, sizing recommendations, and construction photos
  • Six sizes and instructions for common fit adjustments for men and women
  • Color-coded sizes for ease of pattern cutting
  • Multiple PDF paper sizes for printing convenience
    • Print at home on 8.5x11 inch Letter or A4 sized paper
    • Print at office on 11x17 inch tabloid or A3 sized paper
    • Print at copyshop on 36x48 inch or A0 sized sheet
  • Seam allowances included for all pattern panels and sizes
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Fabrics

Material Recommended Length (Width)
Main Fabric Thermal fleece with 20%+ stretch side-to-side and 10%+ stretch along length XS-M: 1.25 yd (58")
L-2X: 2.5 yd (58")
Waist and Cuffs Activewear 4-way stretch knit, 30%+ stretch similar to yoga pants 0.25 yd (58")
Pocket Bag Lightweight pocket lining, wicking knit, or substitute for main fabric XS-M: 0.25yd (42")
L-2X: 0.5yd (42")
Overlays (optional) Bottomweight stretch woven with 5-10% spandex content and DWR coating 0.5yd (58")
Pocket Binding Fold over elastic or self made stretch binding 20 inches (5/8-3/4")
Drawstring (optional) Flat cord or shoestring 10-12" longer than pant-waist (3/8-1/2")
Fusible Interfacing Lightweight fusible interfacing such as Pellon PLF36 small scrap

For the main fabric, there are many variants and weights in all Polartec® product categories such as Alpha® Direct, Power Stretch®, and Power Grid™. For Alpha Direct sleep pants, Polartec style #4028 (68gsm) or #4004 (86gsm) are ideal. Don't just take my word for it, here's Leslie @DiscoveryFabrics with more information!

Recommended Fabric Vendors

Discovery Fabrics
The Rainshed
Suggested needle and thread pairing for this project is:
  • 🪡 Ballpoint or Stretch needles, size 80/12
  • 🧵 Gutermann All-Purpose (MARA 100) Tex 30 polyester thread
  • 🧵 A&E Maxi-Lock Serger spun polyester Tex 27 thread

Additional Resources

Follow along as I sew Alpha Camp Pants