Threads Logo Threads Logo Facebook Email Pinterest Twitter Instagram Favorite Navigation Search Icon Main Search Icon Close Icon Video Play Icon Indicator Arrow Icon Close Icon Hamburger/Search Icon Plus Icon

Sign in or become an insider to access this story

Sign In

5 Steps to a Perfect Slacks Pattern

Jan 30, 2011
Article Image
The ability to fit a pair of pants seems to be an elusive skill for many sewers. With years of experience in the garment industry, and as a home-sewing teacher, Peggy Sagers has found time and again that there’s no need for pants-fitting to be a stumbling block. With a little help from a friend, you can whip any basic darted slacks pattern into shape in five quick steps, by simply pin-fitting a muslin. In this article from Threads issue #114, Peggy shows you how to use this muslin to correct the fit of any pants pattern that catches your eye, by tracing the muslin outline onto the new tissue. Let’s banish this struggle over pants-fitting, forever. 

You must be an insider to access this article.

Start your FREE trial today and get instant access to this article plus access to all Threads Insider content.

Start Your Free Trial

Sign up for the Threads Eletter

Get the latest from Threads delivered straight to your inbox.


Threads Insider

Get instant access to hundreds of videos, tutorials, patterns and more.

Start Your Free Trial

Already an Insider? Log in

Subscribe to Threads today

Save up to 37% and get a free gift


Log in or become a member to post a comment.

More From Threads

Threads Insider Exclusives

View All
View All


  • Sign up for the Threads Eletter

    Get the latest from Threads delivered straight to your inbox.

  • SewStylish


    Take a look inside the pages of SewStylish Spring 2017.

  • CraftStylish


    Expert craft tutorials, news, and tips for sewing, knitting, crochet, quilting, paper crafts, embroidery, jewelry making, and more!