Course Description

Are you ready to experience the satisfaction of creating your own garments?  Then this is the class for you. Join designer and instructor Margaret Smith and take your first steps into garment construction with expert support. During class, you'll learn the basic garment skills you need by sewing pajama pants: a fun, simple project that's perfect for those that are ready to start garment sewing. You'll discover tips and tricks for cutting out fabric pieces, making simple fit adjustments and transferring any changes to your paper pattern. Plus, find out how to achieve clean seams and easily install an elastic waistband. This class includes a free digital pattern that was professionally made. The pattern includes sizes xs-xxl. The pattern features a layered option so you only print the size or sizes you want. 

Professional Seamstress and Sewing Instructor

Margaret Smith

Margaret Smith is a professional seamstress and sewing instructor, who loves to teach others how to sew and improve their techniques. Margaret has worked with students from all over the world - students just like YOU who enjoy working with their hands and feel rejuvenated by a relaxing pastime that lets you really show off your creativity!Margaret has dedicated her life to sewing clothing and teaching others new techniques, and she specializes in helping beginners master difficult techniques with ease.Margaret's approach to teaching is practical, down-to-earth and encouraging – she loves sewing, and wants you to love it too!

Course curriculum

  • 1


    • Welcome

  • 2

    Lounge Pants Supplies

    • Supplies

    • Lounge Pants_PJ

  • 3

    Working With a PDF Pattern

    • Pattern Layout

    • Printing a PDF Pattern with Layered Options

    • Assembling the Pattern

    • Cutting Out Pattern

  • 4

    Making Adjustments

    • Length Adjustment

  • 5

    Getting Ready To Cut Fabric

    • About the fabric

  • 6

    Pressing crotch Open

    • Removing pins marking fabric

    • Pinning and cutting fabric

    • Sewing The Crotch

    • Pressing open Crotch

    • Clipping the curves

    • Pinning the Fabric Together

  • 7


    • Sewing the front and Back Together

  • 8

    The Waistband

    • How to use a Seam Gauge

    • Getting Waistband ready

    • Forming the Casing Crease

    • Pinning the Inseam

  • 9

    The Waistband and Hem

    • Sewing Waistband and hemming legs

    • Inserting elastic and closing waistband

  • 10


    • Closing thanks