Wardrobe Basics: Sewing Pants No. 1
All levels | 52 min 16 sec
Sewing Pants No. 1
Taught by Sonya Philip
Buy For $29.95
Which Plan Works Best for You?
  • Explore our wide selection of classes with a Creativebug subscription
  • Or purchase just this class and enjoy it forever
Start Now
Bring fabric to the forefront with the crisp silhouette of Sonya Philip’s Pants No. 1 pattern. Known for her pattern line “100 Acts of Sewing,” Sonya shows how to make several variations of these simple and stylish pants with just two pattern pieces. You’ll learn how to add inches to the rise to add extra room, how to replace the elastic waistband with a drawstring, how to add in-seam pockets, and a ruffle cuff. Stitch them up in linen for an everyday pant or make them in flannel to wear as cozy pajamas. These pants are endlessly customizable and deliver 4-season 24/7 style. Downloadable PDF patterns are provided for all variations and are available in 8 sizes (from 26” waist – 54” waist). 
Here’s what you’ll need:
  • 2 ½ yards of a mid-weight woven fabric such as linen, cotton, décor canvas or a natural fiber blend
  • 1 ½ yards of ¾” no-roll elastic
  • 1/2" or 3/8" wide twill tape for the drawstring
  • 2” of twill tape or ribbon for the back loop
  • Sewing machine with matching thread
  • Tracing paper and pencil
  • Pattern weights (optional)
  • Tailor’s chalk or marking pen
  • Scissors
  • Pins
  • Large safety pin or bodkin
  • Iron and ironing surface
  • Washi tape
  • Sewing gauge
  • Pattern PDF
Learn how to:
  • Trace and adjust rise and length of pants pattern
  • Sew Pants No. 1 pattern
  • Add an elastic waistband
  • Sew a drawstring waistband
  • Add in-seam pockets
  • Add a ruffle cuff
  • Finish seams

What you’ll get:
  • Step-by-step expert instruction on sewing a basic pants pattern and several ideas for customizing.
  • 14 HD video lessons you can access online anytime, anywhere
  • Detailed supplies list and downloadable PDF with pattern pieces ($17 value)
  • Step-by-step expert instruction from patternmaker, Sonya Philip
  • The ability to leave comments, ask questions, and interact with other students
Class PDF
Your timecode tags and notes for this section
Wardrobe Basics: Sewing Pants No. 1 Reviews
528 users recommended this class to a friend
Brigitta von Gulner
I learned sew much from this class! This is a great pattern. I did lengthen the pants and narrow the legs a bit. The loop sewn into the back of the waistband is great to be able to tell the front from the back. Reinforcing the back seam is brilliant and I will add that step to every pair of pants going forward. The first pair was made from an older cotton sheet and are going to be used as pajama bottoms. Today I will make another pair out of nicer fabric that I can wear out and about. I can see myself making several pairs of these pants. The instruction is excellent and thorough. Follow along and end up with a pair of pants. How cool is that?
March 17, 2024
patricia rivera
Loved it
March 15, 2024
Rochelle Holland
Great pace and inspiring
March 8, 2024