Jeans For Real People – 2 DVD Set Sewing


Jeans for Real People

Learn to Fit and Sew Jeans for Your Body!

featuring Marta Alto and Pati Palmer

Pati Palmer, McCall’s Fit Expert, has been designing jeans patterns for McCall’s since the 1980s. Marta Alto has perfected sewing jeans details. Together they show you how to achieve the look and fit you want, beginning with the right size pattern. Learn the latest way to tissue-fit your jeans pattern: first tissue-fit like any pant, then give it the “jeans fit” in fabric—all before you do any sewing. See jeans in many fabrics (Marta’s favorite: all-bias jeans!) and learn about fabric selection and preshrinking, notions needed, and topstitching threads. Watch Marta sew a pair of jeans from start to finish, including jeans details and how they go together, plus seam options–flat-felled or mock flat-felled. Whether your figure type is full, petite, or curvy, you’ll see how to fit YOUR body.


This video is also available to stream or download on our sister website,

See the trailers for our videos at the Palmer Pletsch Video channel on YouTube. 

SKU: 978-0-935278-92-7 Category:


Here’s what you’ll see and learn in this two-DVD set::

■ Tissue-Fit the Jeans Pattern
■ First Fabric Fitting—Get the “Jeans Fit” Before Sewing
■ Front Pockets
■ Fly Front Zipper
■ Back Patch Pockets and Yoke
■ Second Fabric Fitting for Crotch Fit
■ Topstitching Inseams and Crotch Seam
■ Finishing Details: Waistband, Hem, and Belt Carriers, Button, Buttonhole, and Rivets
■ Marta’s Jeans in Many Fabrics
■ Most Common Jeans Alterations Summary
■ Fitting Amanda—A Young and Petite Figure
■ Fitting Heather—Full Hips, Small Waist

Fit experts Marta Alto and Pati Palmer have co-authored many books and co-produced many DVDs. Both have been teaching sewing since the 1970s and currently hold sewing workshops in Portland, Oregon. They also train teachers worldwide how to teach fit and fashion sewing.

3-hour 2-DVD Set
ISBN 978-0-935278-92-7

Additional information

Weight 0.33 lbs
Dimensions 7 × 5 × 0.25 in


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