How to Alter Sewing Patterns for Shorts and Pants

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Watch as Ellen March shows you how to make a pair of comfy lounge pants!  She shows us how to start with a commercial pattern for pants or shorts,  and modify the pattern to a new style. Learn how to use an existing pattern and modify it to be exactly what you want it to be. Use this helpful instruction to get started on a new pair of pants or shorts today!

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  1. Janet Hammond
    Janet Hammond

    The instructor’s pattern for adult wide leg pants simply would not work when you come to hem them – the angle she drew is too steep. Ideally you want seams and hemline to be at right angles for tidy hemming. I appreciate with a knit fabric you can fudge it a little, but I for one would not want to wear pants made from the pattern she drafted, they would look most odd.

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