In our opinion trousers are just about the most useful garments you can make and it's a wonderful skill to be able to sew them to a really high standard. It is a technical process that requires precision, care and attention to detail and it can be a good idea to invest in guided teaching to save time learning by yourself.
This series will take you through the process of making trousers and enable you to make 3 different pairs using professional sewing techniques.
This series includes:
3 x PDF Patterns: Worker Trousers, Daphne Trousers & Spring Trousers
2 x Pre-recorded Tutorials:Worker Trouser Workshop (2 hours, 18 minutes) and Daphne Trouser Workshop (1 hour, 13 minutes). You can watch the workshop in your own time as many times as you want.
Level: Intermediates and ambitious beginners
Sizes: UK Sizes 4 - 28 (with PDF Layers)
What you'll learn:
Across the two trouser workshops you'll learn how to do 2 different fly fastenings: a zip fly and a concealed button fly, both of which are finished with internal binding. You will learn how to sew other trouser construction areas including closing the crotch, waistbands (a 3-piece waistband and a 1-piece waistband), belt loops, front pockets with facings, patch pockets, flat felled seams, topstitching details and buttons & button holes.
These skills will be transferable to any garment you sew, in particular all future pairs of trousers.
To start the series we recommend starting with the Daphne Trouser and watching the guided tutorial for this style. Once you've made this piece you'll be able to build on these skills in the Worker Trouser workshop.
Once you've completed both of these workshops you'll have all the knowledge needed to make the Spring Trousers by following the PDF instructions.
After purchasing you'll find your PDF pattern download and any workshops in your account page. Simply log in (or create an account using the same email address used to purchase) and click the account button in the top right corner. The most up to date versions of the patterns will always be available from within your account. If any changes are made to the pattern or instructions you’ll receive an email notification.
How to print your pattern:
You have two options for printing out your pattern.
1. You can get it printed in A0 at a printing shop or sewing pattern company. Search for "sewing pattern printing company" to find a company that does this in your region.
2. Or you can print it yourself on a home printer in A4 or US Letter format and then tile the pages together using tape.
Using PDF layers:
All of our patterns come with PDF layers so you can select the sizes you want to view and print. To do this you’ll need a PDF viewer such as Adobe Acrobat Reader (this is free to download).
More details on printing, using PDF layers and general preparation tips can be found on the ‘Using Our Patterns’ document (download for free here). This document comes with all of our patterns.
Women's Body Measurements
Bust / Waist / Hip (based on standard UK measurements) - Measurements in cms