Facebook Email Pinterest Twitter X Instagram Tiktok Icon YouTube Icon Headphones Icon Favorite Navigation Search Icon Forum Search Icon Main Search Icon Close Icon Video Play Icon Indicator Arrow Icon Close Icon Hamburger/Search Icon Plus Icon Arrow Down Icon Video Guide Icon Article Guide Icon Modal Close Icon Guide Search Icon

Threads Project Guides

Fit and Sew Pants

Guide Home

Sign in or become an insider to access this story

Sign In

Custom Grade a Pants Pattern

Resize your patterns to make perfect pants
Threads magazine - 139 – Oct./Nov. 2008

Grading is the process of changing a master pattern from one size to another. Today’s multisize patterns clearly show how grading changes a pattern. The cutting lines move out in somewhat equal increments from a smaller pattern size to a larger one, according to a set of standard grading rules.

Start your 14-day FREE trial to access this story.

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

Start Your Free Trial
Previous: To Fit Pants, Start at the Waist Next: Adjusting Pants from Waist to Seat

Log in or become a member to post a comment.

Fit and Sew Pants

Fit and Sew Pants

Making your own pants is a great way to get a perfect fit, every time. 

View Project Guide

View All Project Guides »

Become a member and get unlimited site access, including the Fit and Sew Pants Project Guide.

Start Free Trial

Fitting Secrets
Pockets and Closures
Waistbands, Linings, and Hems
Pants Pattern Reviews