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Birgitta Helmersson PDF Zero Waste Trouser Sewing Pattern

Feeling inspired by Sewing Bee season 9 Episode 4 sewing zero waste sewing challenge?

This is a zero waste trouser sewing pattern by Birgitta Helmersson which comes in 10 sizes, XS-6XL.

It has an attached waistband with inserted elastic, front pleats for a slightly tailored look, concealed in-seam pockets and patch pockets at the back.

This pattern comes with two hacks, a pleat hack and fly front hack, both which you can find on Birgitta Helmersson website.

£12.00

This is a digital download :)

Shop, pay, download, print, sew. With this pattern, you will not receive a physical pattern, you will receive a downloadable link via email after purchasing.

Fabric requirements

  • 1.3m – 1.9m depending on your size

Size range

  • 10 sizes: XS-6XL

Supplies you'll need

  • 5cm / 2” wide elastic for the waistband. Refer to cutting plan by size for measurement.
  • 3cm / 1.2” wide contrast bias binding strip to finish the inside of the waistband. Refer to cutting plan by size for measurement.
  • Sizes 3XL-6XL may require an additional contrast panel added to your pocket bag pieces for extra length. This will depend on the fabric width you have chosen.

Sewing skill level

  • Beginner

PDF contents

  • Includes measurements in both metric (centimetres) and US imperial (inches).
  • Booklet/Templates are printable on both A4 or US Letter Paper size.
  • You only need to print the CUTTING PLAN booklet in your size, which is a 7-8 page document.

Sewing pattern description

Zero waste trousers sewing pattern by Birgitta Helmersson

Zero waste pattern cutting is a bit like a puzzle. It is a method of pattern drafting where you utilise a length of fabric end to end by strategically planning your pattern pieces so that everything is used. This pattern is ‘PAPERLESS’ meaning that no printing of large pattern pieces is required. Instead of using full scale paper patterns, you draw your pattern pieces directly onto your fabric with the aid of a cutting plan and small templates. We love working with this method for 3 reasons:

1. More flexibility
This method allows for easy changes such as using different fabric widths and making simple fit and design changes yourself. Using patterns that fit into a zero waste square or rectangular block is a very efficient way to work. It means that it is easier to patchwork together remnants or use left over fabrics you already have lying around.

2. An easy way to learn to self draft your own patterns
Working this way will help you to start building a toolbox of skills, and you will learn an alternative method of self drafting your own sewing patterns, which are super easy for beginners to understand.

3. Less fabric and paper waste!

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