July 8, 2014

19 – Start by folding the band in half width-wise with right sides together. Pin. Sew the two short ends together to form a tube. Press seam open.

20 – Fold the bottom of the tube up to meet the top of the tube with wrong sides together, matching notches and seam. Pin edges together and press fold.

21 – Pin the raw edges of one ankle / calf band to the right side of the corresponding leg opening. Match the band seam to the inner leg seam and the band notch to the outer leg seam. The band is slightly smaller than the leg opening so stretch to match.

Stitch together. Trim seam allowances and press up towards the leg. Repeat on other leg.


Hooray!  We finished.  Please let me know if you have any questions.

I hope that you are all participating in the contest which is open to everyone and includes gift certificate prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place from Wanderlust Fabrics.

To enter just post a photo of your pants on instagram with the hashtag #hudsonsewalong or send me an email with your picture attached and title the email hudson sewalong.  I must have all entries by Tuesday July 22nd and the winners will be announced on Thursday July 24th.  Good luck!

You Might Also Like


  • Reply Georgia July 8, 2014 at 9:57 AM

    Yay! New pants! With mismatched calf bands (not on purpose…whoops!) and no channel on the waistband…yet! But, still! I’m so proud =D

    • Reply True Bias July 8, 2014 at 10:49 AM

      yeah. You should be proud. i bet you could pump them out now.

  • Reply Heather July 9, 2014 at 5:55 PM

    Your pants look great! Thanks for the sew-a-long!

  • Reply Beth July 10, 2014 at 2:00 PM

    I had a great time sewing along! It was actually my first sew along! I love my new pair of pants and only wish it was colder so that I could wear them all day long.

    • Reply True Bias July 14, 2014 at 9:29 AM

      sewalongs are so great arnt they? sewing is usually such a solo sport that it’s nice to sew with others sometimes.

  • Reply Michelle July 9, 2015 at 11:31 AM

    I JUST found out about this pattern and ordered it a few seconds ago. I am bummed that I missed the sew-along!!!! Oh well I’m still going to make them, I’ll just be all by my lonesome-self, hey I got wine so I think I’ll be cool!

  • Reply Jenny May 1, 2017 at 1:52 PM

    One million thank yous for this walkthrough! I have to admit I paid more attention to this than the pattern!!! I love my pants and now I see why all the ladies say you can’t make just one pair! Probably grab the men’s and kiddos version, too! 🙂

  • Reply Kelly McLeod July 16, 2020 at 4:27 PM

    Hi! I love this pattern, and I was hoping to alter it to fit my super long torso a little better. I see that there is a line to lengthen the leg — is it possible to do the same at the torso (and pockets too)? Or would a wider waistband be the way to go? Thank you!

  • Leave a Reply