Nicole Vasbinder

Learn to Sew: Pajama Pants

Nicole Vasbinder
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  • In-depth Instruction; over 115 mins
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  • Available for purchase: $39.99
Meet expert sewist Nicole Vasbinder as she highlights the techniques you'll learn to make pajama pants from start to finish. Ease into the process by familiarizing yourself with the info on a pattern envelope. Then, learn how to take accurate size measurements and select the right fabric.
Set yourself up for success by learning how to work with a commercial pattern. Discover expert tips and tricks for reading the instruction sheet, cutting out the pattern and laying out the pattern pieces on fabric. In addition, Nicole shares her trusty techniques for accurately cutting out the fabric pieces.
It's time to start sewing your pajama pants! Get step-by-step instruction on pinning, stitching and pressing the inseam and the rise. In the process, you'll discover three easy ways to finish your seams for a polished look. Worried you might sew a crooked line? Nicole offers a simple fix.
Sew up the side seams of your pants, then learn how to tailor the fit. You'll discover valuable alteration techniques for correcting the seam line, trimming off excess fabric and finishing the seams. Plan to make another pair? Nicole shows you how to make corrections to your pattern, ensuring a perfect fit the next time around.
Focus on making the elastic waistband with Nicole's guidance. Learn how to construct the casing and thread the elastic through it, adjusting for fit. In addition, you'll see a simple technique for lowering the waistband on your pants and pattern.
Put the finishing touches on your pajama pants by constructing the hem. See how to adjust the pant length and create simple double-fold hems. Then, learn Nicole's efficient technique for pinning and stitching a hem.
Want to customize your pants even more? Nicole shows you how to make contrasting cuffs that complement the overall design. Learn how to measure for a cuff, then practice attaching them to the pant legs. You'll be impressed by the eye-catching results!
7 Lessons
1  hrs 55  mins

Start a beautiful new relationship with sewing and experience the satisfaction of creating your own garments! Join designer and instructor Nicole Vasbinder and take your first steps into garment construction with ample, expert support. During class, you’ll learn the basic garment skills you need by sewing pajama pants: a fun, simple project that’s perfect for beginners. Nicole will guide you step by approachable step through working with a McCall’s pattern, selecting fabric and measuring to choose the correct size. Then, you’ll discover tips and tricks for cutting out fabric pieces, making simple fit adjustments and transferring any changes to your paper pattern. Plus, find out how to achieve clean seams, easily install an elastic waistband and end the class with techniques to create custom contrasting cuffs that you’ll love!

Important Pattern Information

The sewing pattern on which this class is based — Butterick 5153 — is not included with your purchase and may be out of print — check with online retailers. This class is rich in essential sewing techniques, so if the pattern is out of print, we encourage you to look for an alternative pattern with similar style details. You might also be able to find the original pattern through a private reseller.

Nicole Vasbinder

Nicole Vasbinder is a sewist and instructor who, over the past decade, has spread the joys of sewing to thousands in the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond. Formerly a designer and merchandiser in the garment industry, she owns and operates a fabric store and modern sewing school, StitchCraft. You can find Nicole’s designs in her books, Sewing Solutions, Sewing Machine Secrets and Super Stitches Sewing.

Nicole Vasbinder

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