Sewing instructions for men’s pants:
- description of the content of the sewing instructions,
- adapting the pattern and sewing pockets,
- cutting out the pattern,
- sewing pants with simple fly,
- sewing pants with more complex short fly,
- sewing pants with extra long fly.
Sewing pants with extra long fly
Some men prefer to have an extra long zip in their pants. For this pattern you need the front and back pants pattern and the extra pieces 3 and 4. This zip does not look like a normal zip, but is close enough, and it goes all the way down to the crotch seam.
Lay the zip, front side down, on top of left front piece, right side facing. Lay the extra part 4 on top of the zip with the folded side towards the side seam. Line up the edges and attach the three parts by stitching. If, you have trouble with this step because the pieces keep moving, you can hand sew the zip into position first and then sew with the machine.
Line up the front pieces, with the left overlapping the right, and pin in place. Do a few very small rows of stitching in the seam allowances in the crotch to keep it together. These stitches will be hidden when you sew the seam.
Turn to inside and carefully open flaps, making sure you do not dislodge the pins. Attach the zip to the SINGLE layer of facing (piece 3) making sure piece 4 is folded out of the way.
This joins the flaps and give the fly its style.
Now fold piece 4 over and join it with a few stitches in the bottom corner.
Attach the unfolded side (B) edge to the top of the pants, right sides of the fabric facing each other. Stitch on. Leave 1 cm seam allowance at each edge. If the waistband is too long, then cut off the excess. Fold up the waistband and press seams up towards the waistband.
Fold waistband right sides together and sew edges.
Then turn right side out and press well, being sure to pull out the corners.