Sewing instructions for women’s pants:
- description of the content in the sewing instructions,
- cutting out the pattern,
- sewing pants without zip (in stretch),
- sewing pants with simple fly,
- sewing pants with more complicated fly (jeans style) ,
- sewing pockets.
Sewing stretch pants without zip
The stretch pants use the same pattern except there is no need for a zipper fly, which make them very simple to sew. You will need some wide elastic, measured to your waist plus a little extra length for seam allowance.
These pants can also be sewn including zips, inserted for example in side seams, in either elastic or non-elastic fabric. For examples of where and how to insert zips see the instructions for non-elastic skirt. Remember that you may want to choose a larger size if you are making pants in non-elastic fabric.
Sew the back tucks.
Line up the pants with right sides facing in. 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.
Measure the waist of your pants, then check your waistband length,
you may need to shorten it.
Press in waistband edges 1 cm. Fold and press in half.
Measure and press waistband as instructed.
Pin the waistband to the outside of the pants with the join at the back, making sure you pass one end of the waistband tube through the other end so the fabric is overlapped.
Attach to the pants in small stitches, as this has more stretch (or use an overlock machine on stretch setting).
Once attached, open up the space between the waistband ends and thread the elastic through.
Join the elastic ends with a few rows of stitching then close the waistband over itself again and stitch over the top.
gracias por compartir sus conocimientos. estoy muy agradecida
Your welcome. Sorry we don’t have the site available in Spanish.
hello, thank for the instructions, now i can start doing some personal pants, i reaaly need to learn more about sewing pants , skirt, poloshirt for women, etc….
Sounds like you’re going to look real good. Send us a pic and description of your trials if you want to share your successes and failures. We are going to include examples and stories from our readers in the blog.
Thank you so much for this site! I’m looking for an elastic waist pattern for denim pants for my mother who uses a wheelchair and doesn’t have full use of her left side. Can denim be used with your pattern or is it only for knit fabrics?