Draft and Sew Wide Leg Pants
Beginner | 1 hour 31 min
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Make a perfect pair of basic pants customized to your own measurements. Cal Patch brings decades of garment-industry experience to the home sewer, taking tricky concepts and breaking them down into simple steps. Learn how to take your own measurements, draft your pattern, and sew up a pair of elastic-waist pants, complete with essential pockets. Cal recommends sewing them up in a medium-weight woven fabric but further customization is up to you: stitch up in a cozy flannel for around-the-house lounging or make in linen for a dressier look.
Here’s what you’ll need:
  • Sewing machine with coordinating thread
  • Dark pencil
  • 18” x 2” clear ruler
  • Measuring tape
  • Clear tape
  • Roll of paper at least 18” wide
  • Fabric scissors
  • Paper scissors
  • 3 yards medium-weight woven fabric
  • 1.5-2 yds of 1” wide elastic
  • French curve (optional)
  • Measurement worksheet
Learn how to:
  • Draft a simple pants pattern
  • Take your own measurements
  • Sew French seams
  • Determine the ideal rise
  • Add pockets
  • Create a waistband casing
  • Insert elastic
  • Hem the bottom

What you'll get:
  • A series of easy-to-follow video lessons on how to draft and sew a custom pair of pants
  • 4 HD video lessons you can access online anytime, anywhere
  • Detailed supply list
  • Step-by-step instructions by expert pattern drafter Cal Patch
  • The ability to leave comments, ask questions, and interact with other students
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maria grant
i made pj's by following each step and pause and play,they turned out great
October 23, 2022
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The class has been easy to follow. So far, Im loving the new skill I have gained from this class
October 12, 2022
Daneen Malloy
The instructor was very detailed and I was able to stop, try the technique and resume the instruction.
October 3, 2022