Intermediate | 1 hour
Taught by Deborah Kreiling
Deb Kreiling is the design development director for Simplicity Patterns, and in this masterful course, she tackles one of the most challenging garments: Pants. Using the Simplicity Amazing Fit Pant pattern, Deb shows you step by step how to sew a pair of pants that will fit any shape and size. Learn crucial elements like how to sew waistbands, pockets, zippers and hems, plus Deb’s tips and tricks from her 40+ years at Simplicity, including what fabrics work best for trousers and how to baste and fine-tune fit. Tackling a pant pattern may seem like a tall order, but with Deb in your sewing studio walking you through each stitch, this pattern will come together with ease.
Learn how to:
  • Follow a Simplicity Amazing Fit pattern
  • Pick and adjust size
  • Sew a zippered fly
  • Sew a fitted waistband
  • Baste and fine-tune fit garment
  • Hem pant legs
What you’ll get:
  • A hands-on course showing how to sew a perfectly fitting pair of pants.
  • 9 HD video lessons you can access online anytime, anywhere
  • Detailed supplies list and pattern references
  • Step-by-step expert instruction from Deborah Kreiling, the Design Development Director of Simplicity Pattern Company
  • The ability to leave comments, ask questions, and interact with other students 

Amazing Fit Pants
Constructing the pants
Here’s what you’ll need:
  • Simplicity Pattern 8056, AA for sizes 10 – 18 and BB for 20W – 28W 
  • Fabric in lightweight denim, wool, linen blend or heavy cotton (see pattern for full fabric list and yardage)
  • Lining fabric in cotton weight
  • Iron-on Interfacing
  • Fabric scissors
  • Paper scissors
  • Snips
  • Tape measure
  • Ruler
  • Seam stick (optional)
  • ¼” double fold bias tape (optional)
  • Hand sewing needles
  • Matching thread
  • Contrasting thread
  • Seam ripper
  • Marking pens
  • Buttons or hook attachment for inside of fly
  • Pins
  • 7” zipper
  • Sewing machine
  • Iron and ironing surface
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