I'm delighted to announce the release of my latest sewing pattern – the Classic Straight Leg Knit Pants pattern.
An easy to sew and versatile pattern. Great for beginners. Sew a comfy and relaxed pair of pants – dress them up or down depending on your fabric choices. Fitted and shaped around the body, hips, and thighs with a straight leg falling from the hips, but taper them in from the knee if you prefer. Great for work or make them in some funky fabric for relaxing. Lightly gathered to a comfortable elastic waist for those days you need a little extra give. Plenty of length in the leg and height in the rise for taller women, but easily adapted to shorter lengths too – the video will show you how to get a great fit.
Great pattern for some simple easy to wear pants to match everything in your wardrobe. Make them in black, brown, navy, grey – and never be without the right pants whatever the occasion. (Modeled here with the Gathered Front Top – free pattern.)
Available in 5 sizes from a 34 to a 44 inch hip. Full video tutorial included as well as the step by step instructions.
The video shows you:
- how to sew them
- what stitches to use for knit fabrics
- how to adjust the rise depth to make it just right for you
- adding an elastic in a casing
- how to create a neat flat front for a smoother look.
For stretch knit fabrics only.
It's tried and tested! Knit Pants Pattern Reviews
My lovely pattern testing group helped me ‘iron out a few wrinkles' and made the instructions easy to understand – thank you ladies.
And I can't resist sharing these photos Emma snatched over the Christmas break, complete with her new cat socks! Don't you just love those.
Mariana from Handmade by Maryall prefered a tapered leg and found it easy to create the sort of silhouette she was looking for. She commented that she liked the combination of the written and the video tutorial both being available.
These pants got great feedback:
“The numbered pages made it easy to put the pattern together.”
“They look and are very comfortable. They are definitely something that I would wear out with a hip length blouse or shirt.”
“I love the straight leg because here it's winter and it's nice to be able to put the pants over my winter boot and it looks more dressy this way.”
“The PDF was very easy to print and tape together. Much easier than many I have printed. The directions for the pants for very easy.”
“Thanks to the video, I learned a new way of figuring out where to put the elastic so it follows my natural waist. I tried it and I loved the way it came out. It's the first time my elastic fits so well around my waist. The elastic seem to contour my waist instead of sitting on it and it stays in place.”
“I have sewn similar pants before from commercial pattern and I believe yours fits much better around the curves. Those pants are so comfortable. I forget that I have them on! Well kind of ! Even after sitting and moving I find that I don't have to repositioned my pants. They are so great for walking. I will make them again for sure!”