Shopping Cart
Shop now
Login
Search for products on our site
See more
On Sale

Pants Making Series

Regular price $53.00

Ever thought about sewing yourself a pair of pants and then quickly shelved the idea out of fear and doubt?

Well, you’re not alone.

So we put our heads together and came up with a solution that will empower you to make pants that fit and pants you love - minus the overwhelm.

In our Pants Making Series we’ve broken down the process into three bite-sized chunks that can be easily digested - pants sewing, pants fitting and pants designing. With this course you will not only master the skills required to sew pants that fit, but you'll be able to apply this knowledge to make ANY style of pants you can dream of!

This course is ideal for advanced beginners and beyond who are ready to improve their pants sewing skills. When worked through from beginning to end, each part builds on the other, and provides opportunity to practise and hone the skills covered, before moving onto more involved techniques.

Part One - Pants Sewing Skills Kit

Learn professional pants sewing techniques through a series of samplers that allow you to practise and perfect your skills without the stress of sewing an entire garment or worrying about fit. 

WHAT YOU'LL LEARN:

  • Common pocket options for pants sewing
    • Slash pocket
    • Curved pocket
    • Welt pocket
    • Patch pocket
    • Patch pocket with flap
  • Zip fly front
  • Lapped zipper
  • Shaped waistband
  • Belt loops
  • Seam finishes required for pants sewing
    • Overlock / serged seams
    • Bias bound seams
    • Flat felled seams
    • Blind hemming

Difficulty

This is the perfect project for advanced beginners, intermediate makers and beyond. Due to the nature of sewing samplers, you can select only the techniques you would like to try or start with the easier ones (like sewing a patch pocket) and build yourself up to the trickier ones (like sewing a welt pocket). Without needing to think about whether the pants will fit you or not, sewing samplers allows you to purely focus on the sewing experience. As always we suggest you slow down and enjoy the process!

Are you new to pants sewing? Start by gaining confidence by sewing the patch pocket and lapped zipper.

Ready to level up? Give the fly front a go (along with the slash pockets and bias binding).

For those of you who want to learn a whole heap of new skills, work through the resource from beginning to end - focusing on including all the bias binding you can! You will be able to download the Skills Kit as soon as you receive it and will be able to refer back to it as much as you like.

DIGITAL PRODUCT DETAILS

The Pants Sewing Skills Kit: 64 pages of sewing technique tutorials and content. The booklet is suitable for printing on both A4 and US letter sized paper, or can be viewed onscreen using a PDF viewer.

The pattern sampler pieces are suitable for printing on both A4 and US letter sized paper. A copy shop version is also included in the file (A0 or US 36" x 48").

Print at home pattern: 33 pages
Print shop version: 2 x A0 pages

Part Two - Pants Fitting Pattern & Fit Kit

Armed with our Pants pattern block, comprehensive Fit Kit and fitting checklist you'll know exactly what you need to do to select a size, make a toile and conduct a fitting. We show you what to look for during the fitting process and how to make alterations to the pattern to achieve a better fit. We’ve included detailed tutorials on what to look for on your toile, how to make amendments, adapt the pattern and lastly (but definitely not least!), how to check that your alterations actually work.

WHAT YOU'LL LEARN:

  • How to sew a toile
  • The order of fitting pants
  • The difference between crotch length and crotch depth
  • How to remove those pesky draglines at the back of your pants!
  • Taking alterations from toile to pattern.
  • Essential pattern-making techniques needed to adapt patterns

Through our Fit Kit you will learn all the pattern alterations you need for pants fitting such as:

  • Adjusting crotch length or depth
  • Sway back
  • Full butt adjustment
  • Baggy back/ flat butt adjustment
  • Full / thin thigh adjustment
  • Thin thigh adjustment
  • Full tummy adjustment
  • Reshaping side seams
  • Adjusting dart width or length
  • Adjusting the waistband

Difficulty

We've created a range of fitting tutorials for the Pants Fit Kit so that no matter what your patternmaking or fitting experience is, there will be something for you. For those who are ready to dive into getting everything fitting just how you like, work your way through the Fitting Checklist from start to finish. If you’re a beginner, take it slow and focus on just a couple of the tutorials to start with.

DIGITAL PRODUCT DETAILS

The pattern is suitable for printing on both A4 and US letter sized paper. A copy shop version of the pattern is also included (A0 or US 36" x 48").

SIZE A - J
Print at home pattern: 30 pages.
Print shop version: 2 x A0 pages.

SIZE G - P
Print at home pattern: 39 pages.
Print shop version: 2 x A0 pages.

The pattern includes embedded layers. This means that you can select only the size/s you would like to print.

The Pants Fit Kit: 84 pages containing a broad range of patternmaking and fitting tutorials to guide you through the process of fitting pants. The booklet is suitable for printing on both A4 and US letter sized paper, or can be viewed onscreen using a PDF viewer.

Pants Fitting sewing instructions: 19 pages.

Sizing

The pattern is available in both sizes A - J and sizes G - P. Our size charts can be found here. It is drafted for a height of 170cm (5’7”). Use the LENGTHEN/SHORTERN line on the pattern to make alterations to the length. Pattern includes seam allowances.

Finished garment measurements can be found  here

SUGGESTED FABRIC

This pattern has been designed to be made as a toile / muslin so you can concentrate on fit. We suggest using stable woven fabrics such as mid-weight cotton, cotton calico, cotton drill etc.

Fabric requirements can be found here

NOTIONS

This pattern was designed to be made as a toile / muslin so you can concentrate on fit. We suggest using stable woven fabrics such as mid-weight cotton, cotton calico, cotton drill etc.

  • Thread
  • 0.5m (0.5yds) x light to mid-weight fusible interfacing
  • Optional: trouser zip or standard dress zip (Please note: A zip is not required for a toile, but you can use one if you would like).
    - Sizes A-C: 15cm (6in)
    - Sizes D-F: 18cm (7in)
    - Sizes G-J: 20cm (18in)
    - Sizes K-P: 25cm (10in)

Part Three - Pants Design Kit

Culottes, tapered leg, high waist, low waist, pants with pockets, pants without pockets, zip fly, lapped zipper, elastic waist, jeans, pants with added flare, pants with pleats … the options are endless with our Pants Design Kit! Adjust your pants block from Part Two to include as many (or as few!) customisations as you desire.

WHAT YOU'LL LEARN:

  • How to use a pattern block
  • The process for taking a pattern block to pattern
  • Loads of patternmaking techniques that you will be able to apply to all your patternmaking (and pattern hacking) projects in the future
  • How to taper leg width
  • Add panel lines
  • Add volume - in a number of different ways
  • Altering waistline height to suit your preferences
  • Converting a pants pattern to a jeans pattern
  • Pockets, pleats, waistband options and altering opening position.

Please note: Although most of the designs from the Pants Design Kit can be applied to a number of pants blocks, the tutorials are based on the Pants Fitting pattern from Part Two of the course.

DIFFICULTY

We have created a range of different tutorials for the Pants Design Kit, so that no matter what your patternmaking experience is, there will be something for you. If you’re new to patternmaking, we suggest warming up by altering the length, tapering the leg or adding volume. Then, try some of our more complex hacks, such as adding pleats or slash pockets. For those of you who are ready to step things up, try lowering the waist or converting your pants pattern into jeans.

DIGITAL PRODUCT DETAILS

The Pants Design Kit: 108 of patternmaking exercises, tutorials and content. The booklet is suitable for printing on both A4 and US letter sized paper, or can be viewed onscreen using a PDF viewer.

Got a question?

Please see our FAQ and Digital Product Policy.

Product reviews

Customer Reviews

Based on 1 review Write a review