Free trousers sewing pattern featuring the Palmer/Pletsch tissue fitting method with step-by-step fitting guides
Don’t be afraid to sew trousers! We’ve got you covered.
Does the idea of sewing a pair of trousers fill you with dread? Trying to achieve the perfect fit over bums and tums that may not be quite like those you see on the pattern cover can be off-putting. Palmer/Pletsch patterns come with in-depth step-by-step fitting guides to make sewing tousers a breeze so why not try McCall’s 7415, free with issue 48 of Love Sewing – it could be your first well-fitting pair of me-made tousers and it comes in 4 views, so you have lots of options.
Issue 48 is available to buy in supermarkets and newsagents until January 24th while stocks last!
Palmer/Pletsch patterns from McCall’s feature built-in fit help with large 1″ seam allowances, adjustment lines and a clever tissue fitting approach to double check the pattern before you cut into your expensive fabric.
Masterclass for sewing trousers!
Follow the tutorials provided on the instructions for adjusting the waist, crotch and hip to fix issues like a full tummy or hip, bagginess at the back, and smile and frown lines at the crotch – never a good look! Throughout the pattern steps, you’ll find helpful tips for using stabilising tape, achieving a flawless zipper installation and finishing your hems like a pro!
Inside issue 48 you’ll find our interpretation of the pattern and we invited reader Jenny (@jennystitched) to try out the fitting technique for sewing these trousers as well.
We love her floaty crepe version of view B, in her review, she was clearly enamoured with the tissue fitting method.
“This is the first pattern I’ve ever tissue fitted, and the semi-fitted shape makes it a brilliant starting point for those who want to make their own perfectly fitted trousers”
Issue 48 also includes an in-depth look at the mother-daughter team who teach this fabulous technique and create the Palmer/Pletsch line of patterns for McCall’s! You’ll be a trouser fitting superstar in no time.
Find out where you can buy the latest copy and join our private Facebook group to take part in a fun poll on sewing trousers, there’s a huge community of dressmakers and sewists to help with any issues you might have.