Make Your Own Pants

Perfectly fitting pants are very hard to find. Use your own measurements to make fitted pants you will love to wear and gain dressmaking skills you can apply to future projects.

In your the first session, you will cut out your pattern and make a toile: a mock up made with calico or cheap cotton. The toile is where you can make all your mistakes and mark those adjustments on your pattern to ensure a personalised fit to the final product.

In the following sessions, you will make up at least one pair of pants in a fabric of your choice. You will have a base pattern to work with in the future.

While College sewing machines are available, it is preferable to learn on your own sewing machine, so if you own one, please bring. Dont forget the manual!

You will need the following for your first class
2.5 meters of calico or non-stretch cotton (e.g. lawn, drill)
Texta, sticky tape, ruler and pencil/pen
Tailors chalk or regular chalk
Greaseproof paper, 1 roll (not waxed – you will use this as your pattern paper). You will find this in the wrap/plastic bag section of most supermarkets.
1 reel of thread
Dressmakers pins (long) & hand sewing needles
Scissors (2 pairs - large and sharp for cutting fabric, another for cutting paper)

Your teacher will discuss what to bring in the following weeks. This will include fabric for your finished pants, thread to match, zipper and buttons/snaps as needed.

By course conclusion you will:
Have developed sewing machine confidence
Know how to correctly take body measurements
Be able to cut out and make simple alterations to patterns
Have the skills required to made a toile of a pattern
Have the knowledge to transferany alterations to toile back to a pattern
Hopefully have an amazing fitted pants.

This course has no current classes. Please join the waiting list.