Beginner | 1 hour
Taught by Cal Patch
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.
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


Chapters
Draft and Sew Wide Leg Pants
00:54
00:58
07:13
28:07
27:27
26:52
Materials
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
Discussion
Notes
Your timecode tags and notes for this section
Transcript