I’ve compiled the tutorials I’ve done on this topic over the years. As I’ve said before, I’m no expert on this topic, I’m still struggling. But I have picked up a few methods over the years that have improved things at least, so I figured I could share them!
On my two last pairs of trousers, I’ve done pockets with facing and contrasting lining – I love when my makes are pretty on the inside. This is one of those super easy methods that really bring a little extra flair to our pants.
Here I show a step-by-step guide on how I adjusted my latest trousers to make them the best fitting pair I’ve done so far. Now we all have different needs in this area, but I’m sure my guide can be of some help at least.
This is one of my biggest struggles with trouser making, getting the inner waistband to sit nice and even. Last year I started to use wash away double sided tape for this purpose and it has improved things considerably, still not 100% happy with my finish but at least I don’t get upset anymore when I look at the inside of my self-sewn trousers 🙂
The inside of a pair of trousers I made earlier this year, with a little help of the double-sided wondertape.
Getting the corners on jeans patch pockets looking even and crisp can be quite difficult, but with the help of paper templates, the process becomes really simple and quick. I love my press templates!
This tutorial collection shows the methods I employ when I’m making jeans using more industrial methods. I did this tutorial back in 2009 when there wasn’t much info online on this topic and I’m the first to admit that others have done it better since! But I still think I did a decent job explaining the steps.
Last year I finally decided to do my first ever button fly, using instructions from a vintage sewing book as my starting point.