Magic Pants!
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Magic Pants!

You've never sewn pants like this before! This Ann Tilley original is designed in a high-waisted sailor style; with a polished, flat-front look, and all the comfort of an elastic waist. A bib front hides a ribbed knit panel which allows the pants to be pulled up over the hips, and the waist is secured with D-rings and snap flaps. Generous front pockets and a wide leg complete this unique style. The only thing more exciting than its unusual construction is how easy this garment is to fit.

This class is for intermediate to advanced sewists, with prior experience in garment-sewing. The pattern is unisex and works well on all body types. 
Students will have access to purchase the XS-XXL paper patterns at VFS and are expected to trace pattern and cut out their pre-washed linen (or other comparable bottom-weight fabric) before class.

Pattern and Notions kits are available at an additional cost: notions kit includes: D-rings, ribbed knit fabric, 2" elastic, twill tape, and snaps will.


Friday January 12th 5:30-8:30pm &
Saturday January 13th 10:00am-4:00pm*
with a break for lunch. 

The Barn (Across the sidewalk from the shop on Sunday) 

Garment Sizing 
This garment uses your hip measurements 

XS    36''-38''
S      38''-40''
M      40''-42''
L       42''- 44''
XL     44''-47''
1X     47''-50''
2X     50''-53''    

These pants are very flexible in their sizing and fitting. We have some sizes at the shop you can try on. 

Yardage Requirements
For main pant fabric - pre-washed linen or other light-to-med-weight fabric:

ALL SIZES -- 4 yds (45"wide)

X-SMALL to MEDIUM -- 2yds (60"wide)
LARGE + 2x-LARGE -- 3yds (60"wide)
For pocket bag fabric - pre-washed quilter's cotton, muslin or other lightweight woven fabric:
ALL SIZES -- 1/2yd

Required Materials: 

  • Pre-washed and Cut out garment fabric for your size & 1/2 yard fabric for pockets
  • Sewing Machine
  • Coordinating Thread
  • Midweight interfacing 1/4 yard 
  • The Desired to make an amazing pair of Magic Pants! 

Suggested Materials: Sewing Pins, scissors, and basic sewing supplies. 

Please consider selecting your class materials at our shop! We are happy to assist you anytime. 
We have several fabrics that would work wonderfully for these pants! You will receive a 10% discount when your purchase items for class. 


Skill Level: Intermediate
Skill Details: This class is most suitable for intermediate and advanced sewists.
Requirements: Please bring your own sewing machine in good working order. We have a limited number of shop machines available, please call to reserve your machine before you purchase the class.
Instructor: Ann Tilly
Instructor Bio: Ann Tilly is a textile artist & technical fashion designer in North Carolina. She specialize in helping new and existing garment businesses get off the ground with patterns + samples, and consultation + advice about getting into production, with an emphasis on local, ethical, and environmental production practices.

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Included Materials



This class cannot be purchased online. Please contact the store for more information.