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One-Seam Pants Sewing Project

These one-seam pants are an easy project to make in an afternoon.


Looking for a fast, fun, and rewarding garment you can finish in an afternoon? Look no further than this one-seam pants project. You can whip these up today and wear them tomorrow. You can make these one-seam pants in a variety of fabrics for any occasion. You can also add a strapless top and make a super-cute summer jumpsuit from this project.

This is called a one-seam pants project because the pants are cut without an inseam. There are only two pieces for the whole project. You can easily adjust the length too, if you need a quick pair of shorts.

For another easy pants-making tutorial, learn about how to make cute pajama pants.

This detailed tutorial is one video in the comprehensive Teach Yourself to Sew series.

Teach Yourself to Sew

Judith got her first taste of sewing when she took the free lessons that came with her mother’s sewing machine purchase. Judith was 9 at the time. Soon after, she was sewing her own clothes and feeding her passion for the craft. In her Teach Yourself to Sew series, Judith shares her enduring love of sewing and her invaluable years of sewing experience.

Getting started

She starts with discussing the equipment and the essential sewing notions for anyone who sews. You’ll learn about shopping for fabrics, choosing patterns (including selecting the correct size), and planning the perfect pattern layout. From machine-sewing simple seams to inserting zippers and stitching buttonholes, Judith demonstrates the key steps to making a custom garment.

Discover methods for clean-finishing seam allowances and applying facings so all edges are neat. To add shape to garments, Judith explains how and why to sew darts, and how to gather fabric for volume. Other garment elements, such as sleeves, pockets, and elasticized waistbands, are shown in easy-to-follow…

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    tulafitz | | #1

    I’ve been working on a complicated blouse pattern but now have a near desperate need to just complete one SOMETHING I can wear without a lot of fuss. I found you one seam pants video just in time! Thank you so much.

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