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.
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).