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How to Make Bias Pants

Threads magazine - 166 - April/May 2013 Issue
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These bias pants from Threads #166 are quick to make, have novel seaming, are to some extent self fitting, and are comfortable to wear. University of North Carolina, Greensboro, associate professor Melanie Carrico launched her venture into making bias pants the year that Threads challenged members of the Association of Sewing and Design Professionals (ASDP) to design a no-waste garment. The instructions that follow focus on making the pants without pockets, but you can add them if you desire. These are nothing like sewing regular pants, and they won’t replace your favorite pants pattern, but if you’re looking for a fun, new, and easy way to get the benefits of bias in a pant, you’ll love this approach. Make a muslin first, to get the hang of how these go together. Then, grab a drapable fabric from your stash, and give this pattern a go.

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  1. User avater eatsallinsects November 26th

    Have made a pair of one-seam pants in black silk dupioni and really like them but now I want to do the same with patterned fabric, perhaps sand-washed rayon?

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