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Fit and Sew Pants

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

Making your own pants is a great way to get a perfect fit, every time.  The articles and videos in this guide lead you through the process and stretch your sewing skills.  You’ll find out how to sew any style you like and discover tips for fitting your individual figure.  Learn how to measure yourself and create or alter patterns to fit your waist, hips, derriere, and thighs. You'll also learn techniques and tips for the perfect hem.  Then apply your new skills to one of our dozens of pants projects and create something special.

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  • Fitting Secrets

    Nearly every sewist needs to make fitting adjustments when sewing pants. Learn the basics of fitting pants, refining the fit, and creating and drafting a pants pattern. Tips for subtle pattern adjustments elevate your garment further and give it that professional-looking finish.

  • Pockets and Closures

    pant with button

    When it comes to creating the perfect pocket and closure details, we've got you covered. Learn expert techniques for adding pockets to your favorite pattern, finishing with designer details, and how to solve common issues with closures.

  • Waistbands, Linings, and Hems

    Fit and Sew Pants: Waistbands

    Creating a beautiful pair of pants is an opportunity to discover exciting new methods and revisit classic techniques. In this chapter, learn how to sew better waistbands, smooth linings, and hems.

  • Pants Pattern Reviews

    Papercut Patterns Palisade Pants

    Sew fun, stylish pants based on our favorite patterns for sewists of any skill level. Look at our Pattern Reviews where real sewing experts evaluate and troubleshoot independent and mainstream patterns to help you make informed choices about what to sew next. Our Pattern Roundups are collections of some of our favorite patterns for all types of pants. You’re going to adore researching, sewing, and wearing your new pants.

Fit and Sew Pants

Fit and Sew Pants

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

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

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