Sew a Pair of Tapered or Wide Leg Trousers

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Maximum Class Size: 5 (reduced due to social distancing measures)

Are you looking to build on your dressmaking skills? Making a pair of trousers might sound daunting but with our Trouser Workshop you will soon be able to tackle most trouser patterns successfully and with ease.

Level: This is an intermediate class, it is a perfect follow on from our Introduction to Dressmaking 6 Week Course, or ideal if you have already successfully made tops, skirts & dresses and need some guidance with your first pair of trousers.

During this two part workshop you will learn and improve your garment construction techniques such as sewing darts, facing a waistband, attaching front faced pockets and inserting a concealed zip. You will also learn how to adjust the fit of your trousers pattern to suit your shape and measurements. Your experienced sewing teacher will guide you step by step to help you achieve your first successful pair of self made trousers!


You can choose from two sewing patterns that we have carefully selected, which offer you the option of a tapered leg with back patch pocket and side zip or wide leg trouser with side-front faced pockets and a centre back concealed zip.

Materials: Sewing machines, tools & sundry notions are included however you are required to bring fabric for your trousers. We suggest that you pre wash your fabric at 30-40 degrees to avoid shrinkage after your garment has been made up. 

Fabric Requirements:

Merchant & Mills - Eve Tapered Trouser

Fabric 110cm wide
Size 6-14: 2.35m
Size 16-18: 2.45
Fabric 140+cm wide
Size 6-8: 1.35m
Size 10-14: 1.8m
Size 16-18: 2.1m
x1 18cm standard zip
x1 18mm button or trouser 

New Look 6459 Wide Leg Trouser

Fabric 110cm wide
Size 8-10: 2.2m
Size 12-20: 2.3m
Fabric 150cm wide
Size 8-16: 1.8m
Size 18-20: 1.9m
x1 18cm invisible zip 

Fabric Recommendations: For the tapered trousers you could choose something medium-heavy weight, such as needlecord, twill, gaberdine, velvet or denim. For the wide leg trouser choose a light-medium weight fabric such as poplin, crepe, washed linen, crossweave, cotton chambray or one of our cotton prints. There are more options for this style so you can make them cool for Summer or warm for Winter!

Tip: Search the pattern number/name in google/Instagram to find examples of these garments made up by others, it's helpful to see examples of the trousers made in lot's of different fabrics!

Please Note: We offer 10% off items bought in our shop in preparation for your class. Please ask a member of staff for help when choosing fabric for your garment and we’ll be happy to assist.