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Our Worker Trousers are the ultimate everyday trouser and our best selling pattern. They are supremely practical with hundreds of you saying they're your comfiest trousers yet. Designed to stand the test of time, you'll be using high end finishing techniques to create a really long lasting pair of trousers.
Sizing: UK Sizes 4 - 28 (with PDF Layers)
Skill level: Intermediate sewers (you will need extra focus for the fly area). If you're an ambitious beginner or tentative intermediate we recommend following our online workshop.
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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
Construction techniques: Concealed button flyorzip 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.
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)or1 x big button and 15cm zip, thread, about 40cm of good quality fusing
Pages to print:Instructions - 26, A4/US Letter - 34, A0 - 2
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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