Online Workshop | Worker Trousers
Online Workshop | Worker Trousers
Online Workshop | Worker Trousers
Online Workshop | Worker Trousers
Online Workshop | Worker Trousers
Online Workshop | Worker Trousers
Online Workshop | Worker Trousers
Online Workshop | Worker Trousers
Online Workshop | Worker Trousers
Online Workshop | Worker Trousers

Online Workshop | Worker Trousers

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Choose from the women's or men's pattern and make your own designer quality pair of Worker Trousers without wasting time on trial and error. Get each step right the first time around with our clear explanations and tips. You'll learn how to make a pair of trousers as beautiful on the inside as the outside, along with tips on how to handle fabric and tools to your advantage.

Women's Sizes: 4 - 28

Men's Sizes: XS2 - XL3

Format: Pre-recorded tutorial - 2 hours 18 minutes. You can watch it in your own time as many times as you want.

Level: Intermediate or ambitious beginners

This workshop will show you how to do a button fly. For guidance on a zip fly check out our Art of Trouser Making bundle or Daphne Trouser Workshop.

What you'll learn:

The key to long lasting garments is a high quality of make and this workshop will provide plenty of tips that you can take forward in your sewing journey. This workshop will take you through the process of a tricky and detailed fly construction complete with decorative binding (please note this tutorial covers the button fly option, not the zip fly option). You will also learn how to sew a waistband & belt loops, front pockets, patch pockets and overlocked flat seam with topstitching.

These skills will be transferable to any garment you sew and in particular all future pairs of trousers. This is a great option for anyone looking to diversify their skills and make really high quality garments.

Chapters

  1. Back Pockets
  2. Front Pockets
  3. Side Seams
  4. The Fly - Concealed Button Stand with Binding Finishing
  5. Waistband
  6. Button Holes & Buttons
  7. Hemming

Construction techniques: Concealed button fly or zip fly with binding detailing, side pockets, patch pockets, flat felled seam, waistband & belt loops.

Suitable fabrics: The Worker Trouser works very well in structured heavy to mid weight twills, drills, denims and canvas fabrics. Lighter twills and denims are lovely in the summer and the lighter weight fabrics will give you a slightly looser fit. Before you start check you can easily sew through 5 layers of your chosen fabric. 

Fabric requirements: Our lay-plans are always done on a single layer of fabric to reduce wastage. 

Fabric width 150cm | Sizes 4 - 12 = 135cm | Sizes 14 - 20 = 190cm | Sizes 18 - 28 = 230cm

Fabric width 110cm | Sizes 4 - 12 = 210cm | Sizes 14 - 20 = 215cm | Sizes 18 - 28 = 230cm

Materials list: Self fabric, fabric for pocket bags & binding - a 40cm strip of lightweight cotton (any width of fabric), 4 x big buttons (around 2.5-3cm) or 1 x big button and 15cm zip, thread, about 40cm of good quality fusing

Pages to print: Instructions - 26, A4/US Letter - 34, A0 - 2

The Worker Trousers are slightly lower on the high waisted spectrum, sitting comfortably above the hip but not too high up the waist. They are cut to fit neatly on the body & hips and then flare slightly on the thigh and taper in again at the ankle.
(Measurements in cm) 
UK 4 | US 0 | EU 32
Waist - 63.7, Hip - 91.5, Total rise (without waistband) - 55.5, Outside leg - 96
UK 6 | US 2 | EU 34
Waist - 66, Hip - 94,  Total rise (without waistband) - 57.3, Outside leg - 96.5
UK 8  | US 4 | EU 36
Waist - 71, Hip - 99,  Total rise (without waistband) - 59.5,  Outside leg - 97
UK 10  | US 6 | EU 38 
Waist - 76, Hip - 104,  Total rise (without waistband) - 61.7,  Outside leg - 97.5
UK 12  | US 8 | EU 40
Waist - 81, Hip - 109,  Total rise (without waistband) - 63.9,  Outside leg - 98
UK 14  | US 10 | EU 42
Waist - 86, Hip - 114,  Total rise (without waistband) - 66.1,  Outside leg - 98.5
UK 16 | US 12 | EU 44 
Waist - 91, Hip - 119,  Total rise (without waistband) - 68.3,  Outside leg - 99
UK 18 | US 14 | EU 46 
Waist - 96, Hip - 124,  Total rise (without waistband) - 70.9,  Outside leg - 99.5
UK 20 | US 16 | EU 48 
Waist - 101, Hip - 129,  Total rise (without waistband) - 73.7,  Outside leg - 100
UK 22 | US 18 | EU 50
Waist - 106, Hip - 134,  Total rise (without waistband) - 76.5,  Outside leg - 100.5
UK 24 | US 20 | EU 52
Waist - 111, Hip - 139,  Total rise (without waistband) - 79.3,  Outside leg - 101
UK 26 | US 22 | EU 54
Waist - 116, Hip - 144,  Total rise (without waistband) - 82.1,  Outside leg - 101.5
UK 28 | US 24 | EU 56
Waist - 121, Hip - 149,  Total rise (without waistband) - 84.9,  Outside leg - 102

Where to find your patterns & workshops:

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).

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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

Size 4 - 75 / 59 / 83

Size 6 - 78 / 62 / 86

Size 8 - 81 / 65 / 89

Size 10 - 86 / 70 / 94

Size 12 - 91 / 75 / 99

Size 14 - 96 / 80 / 104

Size 16 - 101 / 85 / 109

Size 18 - 106 / 90 / 114

Size 20 - 111 / 95 / 119

Size 22 - 116 / 100 / 124

Size 24 - 121 / 105 / 129

Size 26 - 126 / 110 / 134

Size 28 - 131 / 115 / 139

Men's Body Measurements

Chest / Hip - Measurements in inches & cms

XS2 - 32/81, 24/61

XS1 - 34/86, 26/66

XS - 36/91, 30/76

S - 38/96, 32/81

M - 40/101, 32/81

L - 42/106, 34/86

XL - 44/111, 36/91

XL1 - 46/116, 38/96

XL2 - 48/121.5, 40/101

XL3 - 50/127, 42/106