Beginner | 2 hours
Taught by Rae Hoekstra
Begin your foray into sewing for little ones with Rae’s Parsley Pants pattern, which comes in three sizes (0, 2, and 3). Rae shows you how to work with multi-sized patterns and covers tricky techniques like sewing curves and adding an elastic waistband. This pattern is practical and simple, giving you the satisfaction of seeing an entire garment come together in just a couple of hours. Start building your basic garment construction skills with this class.
 
Learn how to:
  • Set up your sewing machine
  • Select size and cut out your pattern
  • Sew curved seams
  • Add an elastic waistband and ribbon tag
  • Finish hems


Chapters
Beginner Pants
00:39
01:09
Parsely Pants
03:23
03:34
05:42
11:09
08:50
05:21
Materials
Here’s what you’ll need:
  • Parsley Pants pattern PDF
  • Pre-washed, woven fabric (about ½ yard for size 0; about ¾ yard for size 3)
  • ½ yard of 1”-wide elastic for waistband
  • 2” piece of ribbon for tag in back
  • Matching thread
  • Sewing machine with a universal needle
  • Iron with ironing surface
  • Sewing shears
  • Rotary cutter and mat
  • Pins or wonderclips
  • Snips
  • 18” x 2” clear quilter’s ruler
  • Tape for assembling pattern
  • Paper scissors
  • Chalk or marking pen
  • Rotary cutter and mat (can use fabric scissors instead)
  • Pinking shears
  • Seam ripper
  • Hem gauge or sewing gauge (optional)
  • Discussion
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    Transcript
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    Part 1:
    Sewing for Little Ones: Beginner Pants
    Rae Hoekstra
    Begin your foray into sewing for little ones with Rae’s Parsley Pants pattern, which comes in three sizes (0, 2, and 3). Rae shows you how to work with multi-sized patterns and covers tricky techniques like sewing curves and adding an elastic waistband. This pattern is practical and simple, giving you the satisfaction of seeing an entire garment come together in just a couple of hours. Start building your basic garment construction skills with this class.
     
    Part 2:
    Sewing for Little Ones: Beginner Dress
    Rae Hoekstra
    Now that you’ve made your first pair of children’s pants, it’s time to build on those skills with the Flutter-Tie Dress. Rae covers slightly more advanced techniques in this class, including a bodice lining, a gathered skirt, and topstitching detail. Since there are no complicated closures, this is an ideal no-fuss dress pattern. Once you have made it, you will be ready to tackle all sorts of garment construction.
     

    Part 3:
    Sewing for Little Ones: Trace and Make T-Shirt and Leggings
    Rae Hoekstra
    Tracing and making is a great way to learn about clothing construction. In this final part, Rae shows you how to trace a favorite t-shirt and pair of leggings to create your own patterns, which you can use to construct custom garments. You will also learn all about working with knit fabrics—a staple fabric for kids. This class rounds out the wardrobe nicely, teaching you more skills like working with shoulders and sleeves and how to add a double-fold neckline.
     
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