Whether you're lounging on the weekend or working from home, there's nothing better than a great-fitting pair of yoga pants (aka leggings) to make your day-to-day more comfy. Here's what you need to know to sew a pair — or five.
In this class from our partners at Sew Daily, join instructors Kate Zaynard and Amanda Carestio to sew the perfect summer pant, designed by Kimberly Payne of Straight Stitch Design. With two leg width options, include wide and tapered, the Pagosa Pants feature deep patch pockets, belt loops and a smart self-fabric belt. The included digital download includes pattern sizes 0-24. Whether this is your first pair of pants or you're a pants pro, Kate and Amanda offer tips and tricks to enhance your garment sewing experience.
If you're going to sew your own clothes — or even alter store-bought ones — you have to know how to hem. The good news is it's a super easy skill to pick up, as the bottom edge is simply turned up and stitched into place. (Things get more complicated when dealing with extras like lining, a kick pleat or a cuff.) The method below can be used whether you're hemming a dress, a pair of pants, a skirt, a sleeve — anything you put your mind to!
Elastic waistbands are a go-to for comfort, but just like there are different types of elastic, there are different kinds of elastic waistbands you can sew.
Sometimes that new pair of skinny jeans fits fabulously, but the ankles aren't quite tight enough for your taste. Instead of taking them to a tailor to get altered, here's how you can adjust the fit yourself and save some serious money.