Draft and Sew Wide Leg Pants
All levels | 1 hour 31 min
Draft and Sew Wide Leg Pants
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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Class Reviews
210 users recommended this class to a friend
Teresa Swanda
This class was awesome. Love that she is so relaxed and takes her time and so clearly explains things. Also love that she is not overly chatty and all hyped up. I learned a lot and will probably refer back to this class. I will also look for other classes by the same presenter. Kudos to you, Ms. Patch!
January 21, 2023
Ingrid Warn
Very thorough explanation on how to make the pants from the beginning. I really liked this course
January 5, 2023
maria grant
i made pj's by following each step and pause and play,they turned out great
More than 3 months ago