Sandra Betzina

Pant Construction Techniques

Sandra Betzina
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  • In-depth Instruction; over 311 mins
  • On-demand video access anytime
  • Bonus downloadable PDF resources
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  • Available for purchase: $39.99
Meet your instructor, Sandra Betzina, and gain an overview of what you'll learn in class.
If you've never heard Sandra's fabric tips before, prepare to be dazzled! Learn how to select and shop for everything from linen to wool crepe, corduroy and more before gaining insight into lining options and fabric treatment advice.
Learn professional tips on how to select a pattern, take accurate measurements and work with sizing charts before marking your pattern.
Sandra walks you through thread, needle and feet considerations before covering what you'll need to know about flat felled, faux flat felled, serger and contrast seams.
Add panache and chic style to your pockets in this lesson as you learn sewing, pressing and finishing techniques that will take the challenges out of pocket work.
Learn how to work with a contoured waistband and invisible zipper before sewing the crotch seam, with lots of Sandra's needed tips along the way.
Sandra breaks down the essentials of attaching a fly front zipper, including topstitching techniques and pressing details that will make your construction more successful.
Discover valuable techniques for constructing the body of the pants as Sandra demonstrates everything from how to attach the waistband to sewing the side seam.
Explore lined and fly front waistbands as you learn how to make a buttonhole, align and attach the lining, baste, press, and experiment with various techniques to achieve the waistband you've always wanted.
Learn about the differences between hem treatments with Sandra's help before choosing your own. Examine various length options and delve into Hong Kong finishing, handstitching and more in this thorough overview.
Hooks, eyes, buttons and snaps -- which closures do you prefer? Learn how to get the most out of any attachment option you choose.
11 Lessons
5  hrs 11  mins

In this class, Sandra cuts, marks and sews Vogue 2948 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.

Important Pattern Information: The sewing pattern on which this class is based — Vogue 2948 — 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.

Sandra Betzina

As a child, Sandra learned to sew on a treadle sewing machine, and so her passion for the craft began! Highlights of Sandra's sewing career include writing a syndicated sewing column for 34 years and hosting her own sewing show on HGTV called Sew Perfect. She has also written 10 sewing books, including More Fabric Savvy, Fast Fit and Power Sewing Toolbox Volumes 1 & 2. Sandra has designed more than 200 patterns for Vogue and written numerous articles for Threads, Sew News and Vogue Patterns magazine.

Sandra Betzina

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