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Pant Construction Techniques

with Sandra Betzina
If you enjoyed Sandra's first Craftsy class, Pant Fitting Techniques, or know her from her books, newspaper columns and TV series, here's your chance to sit down at the machine with Sandra and learn professional sewing skills from the popular author and host of Power Sewing.

In this class, Sandra cuts, marks and sews Vogue 2948 (included free with this class!) while demonstrating pant construction and finishing techniques. As you sew along with Sandra, you'll learn how to harness the power of your machine, explore variations for different fabrics, and pick up dozens of tips to get you started on creating your own pants.

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Lesson plan


Lesson 1. Introduction

  • Meet your instructor, Sandra Betzina, and gain an overview of what you'll learn in class.


Lesson 2. Choosing Fabric


Lesson 3. Sizing & Pattern Prep


Lesson 4. Seam Treatments & Pressing


Lesson 5. Pockets


Lesson 6. Contoured Band & Invisible Zipper


Lesson 7. Fly Front Zipper


Lesson 8. Pant Assembly


Lesson 9. Lining & Fly Front Waistband


Lesson 10. Hem Treatments


Lesson 11. Finishing & Closures

"I started as a complete novice (I've only started to sew in January), and I loved this class. I learned heaps, and in the last two months I have made four pairs of pants, and each one better than the one before. And the learning experience was enhanced by Sandra's fun and charming presentation. It was nice to have the emphasis on real women and not super models!"
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