Learn to Sew Garments: Simple Wide Leg Pants, Alberta St Store, Wednesdays, May 1 & 8, 6-9pm
Level: Beginnner, Ages 15 and Up
Make your own pair of pants with 100 Acts of Sewing - Pants No 1. This elastic waist wide-leg pant is perfect for a first time pant maker! In this class you’ll learn everything you need to know to make your first pair of pants. You’ll learn how to read a pattern and select the proper size, how to adjust a pattern to fit your body, and how to create an elastic casing and finish hems with an edgestitch.
- 2 1/2 yards mid-weight linen, cotton decor weight, or natural fiber blend
- Swedish Tracing Paper
- 1” elastic (1.5 yards or your waist measurment plus 2”)
- 1 spool Mettler Metrosene All Purpose thread
All supplies are available for purchase at Modern Domestic. Please purchase supplies in advance of your class. Make sure to pre-wash your fabric in advance of class. This prevents possible fabric shrinkage that could otherwise make your finished garment too small. If you plan to shop for supplies the day of your class we recommend arriving at least 45 minutes early.
What is a “Beginner” level class at Modern Domestic?
You’ve taken a class or two and are starting to get comfortable with the basics. You know what a seam allowance is, you’ve sewn a little on your own, but you still need a little help with remembering how to thread the machine and wind a bobbin. These classes usually have little if any homework to complete outside of class time. The prerequisite for any Beginner class is a Sew Basics class, Learn to Sew class, or equivalent. This skill level is not for people who have never used a sewing machine before.