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 complicated short fly
Line the back pieces up, right sides facing in, and sew the back seam.
Line up piece 1 with the left front piece, right sides facing, and attach.
Lay the zip, front side down, on top of left front piece, right side facing. Lay the extra part 2 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.
This is how it looks from outside as well as inside when sewn.
With right sides facing, line up the pants fronts together and sew the crotch up to
Fold pants open. On the front side, close the flaps and pin them shut.
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 1) making sure piece 2 is folded out of the way.
Now fold piece 2 over and join it with a few stitches in the bottom corner.
Line up the pants with the right sides facing. Sew the side seams.
Line up the inside leg seams and sew., You may want to do a couple of extra rows at the crotch for re-enforcement.
a) Fold up a small edge of around 1 cm and press.
b) Fold up a larger edge, of around 1,5-2 cm, press and sew.
Fold and press as shown.
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.
Then turn right side out and press well, being sure to pull out the corners.
NOTE! Corners are shown cut in the picture but you should cut the corners AFTER you have sewn the edge.