Nifty Pants Construction Techniques


Price includes 8 hours of class.

With Jennifer Stern

May 15, 5:00-7:00 CDT;
May 16, 5:00-7:00 CDT;
May 22, 5:00-7:00 CDT;
May 23, 2:00-4:00 CDT

Join Jenn with a pants pattern that fits and is ready to go. She’ll show you how to construct a classic pair of pants, complete with front pockets, a front-fly zipper, topstitched seams, back pockets, waistband, belt loops, button and buttonhole, and hems.

Class sessions will be recorded and remain accessible online to registered students of the class for 7 days following the event.

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When you’ve finished fitting your pants pattern, join Jenn for this step-by-step adventure in pants-making. You’ll start by double-checking all the pattern pieces to make sure they are trued-up and ready to sew. Then she’ll show you how to cut out and prep the pieces for construction.

Next, it’s on to the front—pockets and the front-fly zipper. Jenn will share her fool-proof method for zipper-insertion for a professional-looking fly. Then you’ll turn your attention to the back pieces, and see how to sew waist darts that disappear. Never tried your hand at creating welt pockets? You’ll be surprised at how easy they are to make.

After all these details are finished, it’s on to seaming the legs and adding the waistband. See how to create a tailored waistband, complete with belt loops and a buttonhole. Finish the pants by hemming the legs. You’ll leave class with a finished pair of pants and ready for more!

Special skills or knowledge needed to take this workshop:
Know how to use your sewing machine.

Supply List
__Tailored pants pattern that fits you, including instructions
__Pre-washed fabric for pants
__Pre-washed cotton fabric for front-pocket lining
__Pants zipper the length of your zipper seam allowance or longer,
__Thread to match fabric, including topstitch thread to coordinate with your fabric
__Lightweight fusible interfacing for waistband and fly pieces
__Size 14 universal and size 16 topstitch needles
__Wonder Tape (double-sided wash-away tape for front-fly zipper construction)
__Sewing Basics: Needles, Sharp scissors, Notebook, Pen or pencil with eraser, Tape measure, Seam ripper, Pins

Additional information

Skill Level

Main Technique


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