Sew Pants that Fit and Flatter (Digital Edition)


Learn how to sew great looking pants that flatter any body.

featuring Marta Alto

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Marta Alto shows you how to sew a fitted pant and a trouser, including invisible and fly zippers, two pocket techniques, pressing creases, a waistband with give and a non-roll waistband, lining, and invisible hems. (1hr 25mins)

NOTE: This Sew Pants That Fit and Flatter video is the updated and remastered streaming and downloadable edition of the Palmer/Pletsch DVD Pants for Real People Sewing Techniques.

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Sew pants with these time-tested techniques!

Sew Pants that Fit and Flatter: A Peek inside the Video

Follow along on your sewing machine as Marta Alto demonstrates how to sew a simple fitted pant with an invisible zipper and a rolled trouser with pleats and pockets. Both workshops are designed to demonstrate a number of important sewing techniques and as always Marta provides wonderful commentary on tips and tricks as she works.  Lots of time spent both at the pattern cutting table and behind the sewing machine makes this workshop a wonderful way to get started sewing pants that fit and flatter as well as brushing up on techniques if you are advanced or teaching a class.

Sew Pants That Fit & Flatter video class featuring Marta Alto is a companion to our book, Pants for Real People and the sequel to the video workshop, Fit Pants to your Body.

We suggest if you plan to take this video class with Marta to buy one of our McCall’s Pattern Company pants patterns, available on our main website.

0.9 GB Storage Space required for Full Download

1.5 Hours, English Language • 6 Videos + 4 PDFs

Fitting and Sewing Pants

Lining Pants Sewing Techniques

Sewing Non-Roll Waistbands

Sew Invisible Pant Zippers

"Sew Pants that Fit and Flatter" is...


• checking tissue fit
• fabric preparation
• pinning a pattern onto fabric
• cutting • marking darts
• invisible zipper
• pin-fitting fabric
• sewing and pressing seams
• single-layer side seam pocket
• waistband that “gives”


• checking tissue fit
• steam-shrinking wool
• cutting and marking
• crease marking and pressing
• pleats • pockets • fly zipper • lining
• fitting a waistband the quick way
• non-roll waistband • belt carriers
• designer hem


Learn how you vary from a standardized pattern and alter the tissue to fit you using the Palmer/Pletsch Tissue Fitting Method. After watching Marta at work, you’ll be able to customize patterns so your handmade garments look and feel awesome.

Bonus Class Materials: Perfect Waistbands Step by Step + Pant Styles & Standard Waist, Hip and Crotch Depth Ease

These companion PDFs available with this digital edition feature information from the book Pants for Real People by Pati Palmer and Marta Alto. They contain illustrations, measurements and lots of tips and tricks to ensure that you find success with your pant sewing projects.

Video Class Instructor: Marta Alto

Marta Alto - Sewing Instructor & Author - Palmer Pletsch Digital

Marta Alto’s sewing experience stems from her study of home economics at Oregon State University, combined with several seasons sewing costumes for the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. Marta is co-author with Pati Palmer of The Palmer/Pletsch Complete Guide to Fitting, Pants for Real People, and Jackets for Real People. She stars in most Palmer/Pletsch DVDs. During the past 30 years she has taught sewing throughout the US, Canada, and Australia. See our workshop pages for the four-day Fit workshops Marta teaches.

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