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with David Page Coffin
Online Class

Pant Construction Techniques: In the Details

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Elevate the quality and style of your casual, workaday and formal pants alongside fine-sewing expert David Page Coffin. Make success simple as David breaks down a variety of sophisticated construction techniques for both men's and women's pants. You'll build confidence creating understated in-seam pockets, stylish slash pockets and refined single- and double-welt pockets. Then, learn top-notch techniques for flawless fly fronts and zipper installations. Move on to creating gorgeous cut-on or sewn-on waistband treatments and even learn to line a waistband with Petersham ribbon. Along the way, use the templates included with your class to customize any pattern with high-end details you want for pants you love.


  • advanced
  • 7 episodes
  • 3h30m

Included in this Class

1. Introduction

1. Introduction

Meet expert pant maker and former Threads editor David Page Coffin and learn more about the anatomy of a pair of pants and the details that you'll explore in this class. Davis shares the many couture and custom touches you can add for a high-end look and comfortable fit.

2. In-Seam Pockets

2. In-Seam Pockets

Begin with the easiest and most unobtrusive pocket, the in-seam pocket. Learn how to draft a cut-in facing for the pocket mouth, then secure and sew the layers of fashion fabric, facings and pocketing. David also shares insights on the perfect pocket shape.

3. Slash Pockets

3. Slash Pockets

A slash pocket allows for a more natural placement of the hand but requires a more elaborate facing and modification of your pattern pieces. David walks you through the drafting and sewing process. For added flair, the pocketing fabric can become piping at the pocket's edge.