#ESMadeByMe Series No.2 Clyde Pants Tutorial, The Essential, Classic, Forever Pant | Sewing Therapy

Hello, Sara here. A project-based sewing instructor in Vancouver, BC. Today’s tutorial is #EsMadeByMe Series No.2 Clyde Pants. The pants are described as “the essential, classic, forever pant”. I must agree with this statement. With a tapered leg and front seam, the pants are stylish and yet so comfortable. And super practical, thanks to the roomy crescent pockets.

#EsMadeByMe series No.1 was Harper Tunic. If you are interested in making this elegant looking top, you can check out my tutorial. http://sewingtherapy.net/harper-tunic-tutorial/

I strongly recommend you to watch the video for anything you are confused with. You can also leave your questions on a comment section below.

And there is one more thing that I should mention. As they were in a format that only pattern-makers could use, it took another team to convert them into A0 format and PDF for home print. Thank you all!

The Team

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Update! The patterns are no longer available for download as Liz Pape (the designer) would like to host the files exclusively on her website. To be notified when the patterns are available, please subscribe to the Elizabeth Suzann newsletter on their site: https://elizabethsuzann.com

Alright. Let’s get started.


Elizabeth Suzann Clyde Pants Pattern, 1.5 Yards of fabric (62″ wide), Elastic (2″ wide recommended, I used 1.25″ wide)

1/2 Yard Cotton Linen Blend – Sand from Spring Days Collection 53″ Wide

Elastic 2″ wide
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https://amzn.to/30Ggzqj (Canada)

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All the fabrics I use are from either Dailylike Canada or Two O Nine Fabric Studio.
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Non-Woven Pattern Tracing Paper 36″ wide

2 Front, 2 Back, 2 Side, 2 Pocket Facing, 2 Pocket Bag

1. Pockets (Side Panel)
Pin the Pocket Facing to the side RST (Right Side Together)
And Sew
Trim half of the seam
Clip the seam for a nice curve
Send the Pocket Bag towards the seam and press
Understitch the seam to the Pocket Facing
Fold along the stitch and press
The understitching will be hidden
Place the Pocket Bag on the Pocket Facing RST
Sew the curved edge and serge
Trim the sides of the pockets
Pin along the side edges and baste (1/8″ – 1/4″ seam allowance)
Repeat for the other Side panel

2. Attachment (Front + Side + Back)
Pin and sew the side to the Front RST
And serge both seams
Wait! Let’s copy a nice detail from the original ClydePants! 🙂

Topstitch & Understitch
Fold the seams toward the outside and press
This stitch will keep the seam in place and also add a detail (1/4″ from the stitch line / stitch length: 3)
Repeat for the other Side panel
Make sure the Side panels are mirrored

3. Inseams + Crotch Seam
Fold and pin along the inseam RST
It’s normal for the inseams not to match perfectly, so make sure to pin carefully, shifting the fabric where needed
Sew and serge
Turn one leg inside out and insert it into the other leg RST
Pin and sew the crotch seam
And serge

4. Waist
Fold 3/8″ of the waist edge and press
I only had 1.25″ elastic so I marked 1.5″ below the edge
My modification will create a longer crotch. If you prefer a shorter crotch and are using 1/25″ elastic, you’ll need to cut 1/4″ off the waist edge
Fold the waist at marks to the wrong side to make a case for elastic
And press
Mark for the opening on the back
Edgestitch the folded edge leaving the opening
Insert the elastic into the opening

*Tip* Check that the elastic is flat around the entire waist before sewing
Sew the edges of the elastic to join (straight stitch or zigzag stitch)
Distribute the gathers evenly and close the opening
Now is the best time to insert a tag or ribbon to mark the back 🙂
Sew two parallel lines of stitches around the waistband to secure the elastic and keep the gathers evenly spaced

*Tip* Increase your stitch length to 3.5 and stretch the elastic while sewing

5. Hem
Serge the bottom
Fold 1.5″, press and sew
Repeat for the other leg

And that’s it for the Clyde Pants! Thank you Liz and all those who have made this pattern available. Feel free to ask me any questions in the comments below and tag me in any pictures so I can see your projects.

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