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Jeans for Real People
Jeans for Real People

Jeans for Real People

Learn to Fit and Sew Jeans for YOUR Body!


1 Pages, 5.25 x 7.5

Formats: DVD

DVD, $24.95 (US $24.95) (CA $26.95)

Publication Date: September 2011

ISBN 9780935278927

Rights: WOR

Palmer/Pletsch Publishing (Sep 2011)

Price: $24.95


Do-it-yourself dungarees

Combining research on the structure and fit of ready-made jeans with testing of different denims, this sewer's guide reveals the latest way to customize simple steps for sensational pants. By using the tissue-fit method for making clothes, this DVD explains how to get a great fit from pants before even starting to sew. With special attention to several body types, including petite and full figure, this resource also covers fabric selection, pre-shrinking, thread, notions, and gathering other supplies. The DVD features the jean sewing process from start to finish and even explains details like pockets, zippers, yokes, flat-felled seam options, top-stitching tricks, waistbands, belt loops, hems, rivets, and bias.

Author Biography

Marta Alto is a researcher at Palmer/Pletsch Publishing, the author of 21st Century Sewing, and the coauthor of The Serger Idea Book and Sewing Ultrasuede. Pati Palmer is the CEO of Palmer/Pletsch Publishing, a designer and consultant for the McCall Pattern Company, and the coauthor of Sewing with Sergers. They are the coauthors of Fit for Real People, Jackets for Real People, and Pants for Real People. They both live in Portland, Oregon.