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Class + Pattern

Pant Construction Techniques

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.

Includes

Pattern Mailed to You
Pattern Mailed to You
Online Lessons
Online Lessons

What You Get

  • 11 Streaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Hours of close-up instruction
  • Vogue 2948 pants pattern - all sizes (Please allow up to 14 business days in the US and up to 5 weeks internationally)
  • Downloadable class resources, including a printable supply list, measurement and alterations worksheets and sizing charts
  • Closed captioning available (web only)
  • Answers to student questions from instructor Sandra Betzina

Class Overview

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.

Lesson Breakdown

1. Introduction
08:15
Meet your instructor, Sandra Betzina, and gain an overview of what you'll learn in class.
2. Choosing Fabric
26:05
3. Sizing & Pattern Prep
26:52
4. Seam Treatments & Pressing
43:12
5. Pockets
31:41
6. Contoured Band & Invisible Zipper
33:02
7. Fly Front Zipper
24:13
8. Pant Assembly
29:19
9. Lining & Fly Front Waistband
52:55
10. Hem Treatments
27:14
11. Finishing & Closures
07:38

Taught by

Sandra Betzina
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.

Vogue Misses'/Misses' Petites

Size468101214161820222426
Bust (in.)29 1/2"30 1/2"31 1/2"32 1/2"34"36"38"40"42"44"46"48"
Chest (in.)27 1/2"28 1/2"29 1/2"30 1/2"32"34"36"38"40"42"44"46"
Waist (in.)22"23"24"25"26 1/2"28"30"32"34"37"39"41 1/2"
Hip (in.)31 1/2"32 1/2"33 1/2"34 1/2"36"38"40"42"44"46"48"50"
Back Waist Length (in.)15 1/4"15 1/2"15 3/4"16"16 1/4"16 1/2"16 3/4"17"17 1/4"17 1/2"17 3/4"18"
Petite Back Waist Length (in.)14"14 1/4"14 3/4"15"15 1/4"15 1/2"15 3/4"16"16 1/4"16 1/2"16 3/4"17"