Learn to sew two pairs of chic, smart, perfectly-fitting trousers in our Advanced Guide to Sewing & Fitting Trousers online class!
With video tutorials, illustrated step-by-step instructions and a selection of in-depth technique guides, we help you take your trouser making skills up a notch or two. At the end of the course not only will you have two fantastic pairs of completed trousers, but also the skills and confidence to go forth and try out lots of different patterns and designs.
Designed for intermediate sewers looking to build their technical skills, our Advanced Guide to Sewing & Fitting Trousers will introduce you to zip fly closures, welt pockets and curved waistbands – and show you how to get flawless results every time.
Our online classes have no time limit, you can come back to them time and time again, making as many pairs of trousers as you’d like!
Meet the patterns you’ll be working with in the Advanced Guide to Sewing & Fitting Trousers:
The Nina Trousers are a beautifully classic pair of wide-legged trousers. With their high, fitted waist they have a slight vintage feel, but made in a bold, swishy fabric they are equally on-trend and contemporary. Whether you’re working hard at the office, or relaxing on a summery city break, the Nina Trousers are versatile, fun to style and a true wardrobe workhorse.
Designed to sit on the natural waist, the Nina Trousers feature a straight waistband with a zip fly opening. The waist is shaped with pleats at the front, and double darts at the back. They have in-seam pockets and belt loops along the waistband. The legs fall from the hip for a lovely wide, floaty feel.
Inspired by the iconic wardrobe of Audrey Hepburn, the Cigarette Pants are a chic, sleek pair of trousers. Perfect for the office, they are smart and sophisticated, looking great paired with your collection of handmade blouses or breton tops.
The Cigarette Pants feature a zip fly, with a flat front and slanted pockets. Sitting on the high hip, they have a curved waistband and are fitted at the back with darts. The leg is gently tapered, finishing at the ankle for that classic Audrey look.
What will you learn?
As well as learning how to construct two different styles of trousers, this online course focuses heavily on achieving the perfect fit. Those of you who have attempted trousers before will know that this can be a tricky business!
In the first segment of the course, we’ll be making the Nina Trousers. You will learn:
We’ll then move onto the Cigarette Pants. You will learn:
The fitting stages include diagnosing and adjusting for the following fit issues:
Achieve the perfect fit for you!
What is included?
The Advanced Guide to Sewing & Fitting Trousers online class includes:
Time to get started!