Pants for Real
The most complete and innovative book ever written on fitting and
sewing pants comes from 40 years of hands-on teaching experience.
Fitting by measuring the body has been tossed out the window.
Pants for Real People makes pant fitting so logical that even a
beginner can follow. Clear and easy to understand, with over 850
illustrations and 250 photographs of REAL people being fitted in
pants. Plus, there are hundreds of techniques for waistbands,
zippers, pockets, hems, linings, jumpsuits, men’s pants, maternity,
designing, and more.
Pants for Real People $27.95
Pants for Real People (Spiral Bound) $31.95
Pants for Real People
8.375" x 10.875" 176 pages
What’s NEW in
the Second Edition?
After using Pants for Real People with our students for
nearly a decade, we have refined our methods throughout and added
these great new features:
New step-by-step order for tissue-fitting. Our students tell us it’s
now easier than ever!
• Ten pages on sewing your own designer jeans! Learn the
latest about fitting and sewing and you’ll never want to bother
shopping for ready-made jeans again.
• New jeans sewing order for faster results when using BOTH
topstitching and regular threads and the serger.
• Expanded information on contour waistbands. Get the curve
of the band just right for YOUR body. Match contour band seams at
• The latest updates about fabrics for pants.
• Page numbers added to the Body Map fit chart for easy
• More on no-side-seam pants.
• New zippered pockets.
learn as we teach, so Palmer/Pletsch books keep getting better and
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