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A simply constructed pant with a side seam that wraps the leg in diagonal line to flatter and streamline. The angled seam encompasses the easy-sew front internal pocket. The Sidewinder pants are pull on, with minimal back gather and easily constructed without buttons, zips or fastenings.
With a lightly tapered leg, these pants are designed to be worn just above the ankle with either a standard, fold up or deep gathered hem. The Sidewinders look just as flattering in the full length trouser option.
A perfect pattern for your first trousers - ideal for confident beginners.
- Fold under hem in 7/8 or full length.
- Gathered hem in 7/8 or full length.
Choosing your Sidewinder Pant size
How to lengthen the Sidewinder pants
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Please refer to the FABRIC REQUIREMENT CHART as one of the last images on this product listing. You can magnify this image if viewing it on a mobile phone whilst in a fabric store.
Designed for mid weight WOVEN fabrics, the Sidewinder Pants work well in polyester, viscose, tencel, linen and cotton blends. The pattern also has good results in a light weight wool blend suiting for colder temperatures. Keep in mind that a mid weight fabric that drapes well is preferred. If the fabric is too heavy or stiff the back waist gather will not flatter.
Patterned fabric - The side seam is a key design feature and important to keep in mind when choosing your fabric. Jacquards, small prints and plain (block colour) are the easiest to sew. Plaids also look good (refer sample images) but are best matched at the side seam (intermediate sewers will find this easy enough and there is a tutorial to help here).
Sample images- our grey plaid sample is our stand out favourite and is constructed in a polyester/viscose weave with 2% spandex. The spandex is not essential but the fabric drapes beautifully, moves well and is easy to sew. The Sidewinder pants are designed for non-stretch woven fabrics so we do recommend you consider sewing down a size if you are using fabric with stretch.
Confident Beginner (2/5).
The Sidewinder pants can be sewn with or without an overlocker (serger) to neaten the seams.
SIZE & FITTING
Please note that if you are in doubt, please choose the size depending on your HIP measurement. Choose your hip measure closest to the size chart in the first instance (and then refer to the finished measure chart for the amount of ease if you are "in between" sizes).
These pants have a gathered rear waistband (flat front) so the waist is easily adjustable. The hip measure should decide the size.
Each purchase comes with 4 sizes (please refer to the last image for size chart and international size comparisons). Hover over the image to magnify.
Small - (NZ/AU/UK 6-8-10-12 | US 2-4-6-8)
Medium - (NZ/AU/UK 10-12-14-16 | US 6-8-10-12)
Large - (NZ/AU/UK 14-16-18-20 | US 10-12-14-16)
X-Large - (NZ/AU/UK 18-20-22-24 | US 14-16-18-20)
Please refer here for help choosing your Sidewinder Pant size
Refer our tutorial here for adjusting length of the Sidewinder Pants.
The Sidewinder pants pattern files were updated in June 2021 to our latest pattern formats and size bundles. The pant leg was also adjusted to drape better.
If your version of the sewing pattern is not in a size bundle labelled S,M,L or XL then you have the older version and we highly recommend you log into your account (please note you will have to set up an account if you haven't already) to download the latest. Please get in touch at email@example.com if you need some help with this.
WHAT DO I GET WITH MY PURCHASE?
Please note you are purchasing a digital pattern that will be sent directly to your email inbox after payment. You can print this pattern at home on A4 or US letter-sized paper or take it to a print shop for large scale printing (AO size). *You will not receive a hard copy printed pattern.*
Instant download available immediately after checkout includes:
2. PAH Pattern file (PAH=Print at home)
For printing in A4 or US Letter on a home printer. Printing at home is the most cost-effective, and sticking your pattern tiles together to make your full size pattern is easy. Further information for printing at home can be found in our Resources section here.
3. AO Pattern file
AO is a large scale file designed to be printed at a Print Copy Shop. You cannot print this on your home printer as it is too big. If you choose to use this large file you will pay extra to have it printed but you do not have to stick anything together.
You can use the ADOBE LAYERS FEATURE to open the PAH pattern file and print only the size you need (and eliminate the "noise" of the unwanted sizes). You can also use the URL and bookmark links within the file to quickly access information and support. Download Adobe Reader for free (for Windows and Mac) here.
Each Sidewinder pant PDF sewing pattern comes with 4 sizes (please refer last image for size chart and international size comparisons - hover over the image to magnify).
Small - (NZ/AU/UK 6-8-10-12 | US 2-4-6-8) AO 2pg | PAH 23pg*
Medium - (NZ/AU/UK 10-12-14-16 | US 6-8-10-12) AO 2pg | PAH 25pg
Large - (NZ/AU/UK 14-16-18-20 | US 10-12-14-16) AO 2pg | PAH 25pg
X-Large - (NZ/AU/UK 18-20-22-24 | US 14-16-18-20) AO 2pg | PAH 25pg
*PAH = Print At Home. For help printing at home click here.
AO= Large scale requiring a special printer. For help printing at a Copy Shop click here.
I love the look of them. Got inspired by Alex Judge Sews. Have not yet made them up, but I am looking forward to that very much. Thanks for your lovely patterns
fast and complete
My order arrived in my email very quickly. It included all instructions and pictures that are needed to complete the project.
Excellent pattern. Fit me perfectly. I have already made 2 pairs. I did taper the lower leg slightly because I wanted to fold them up a little more.
I was very pleased with the pattern and the instructions, very easy to follow and the actual pants are brilliant. Very comfortable and stylish. I have already made 2 pairs and intend to make more. Thanks so much for your excellent download instructions. I'm not IT savvy but, I had to download Adobe and you made it so easy. I will definitely buy more patterns from you and thank again.
I received a credit as I didn’t realize this was a pdf pattern. I wanted a paper version. Your website is excellent but this was not what I was looking for.
My absolute fav pants
These have to be the best pant I've ever made, quick, comfy and look good all at the same time. Once I got my head around how they go together they were so quick to whip up, even for me! Love the shape and fit, thankyou!
I'm having fun with the sidewinder pants pattern. I've been doing some tweaking to the pattern, including the addition of a phone pocket on the right leg. I think I'll have the perfect pattern after a couple more attempts. I'm wearing all the of my "tests" but I've moved to using a lighter weight fabric for the pockets and the waist band as I've been making more winter weight pants.
The pattern pieces are complicated, but construction is easy! Instructions were really clear and these are the cleanest inseam pockets I've ever put in. Definitely going to make another pair of these pants.
I have enjoyed making this pattern, I did a test initially before cutting my chosen linen fabric. The pattern was also easy to adapt to my body shape, which was different in the front as it was on the back.
The go-to pants!
Excellent, excellent! From start to finish. I’ve made 2 pairs now and about to start on my third. As ever, size down if you’re a UK14. They’re super-comfy and smart so if you are hesitating… don’t. You won’t regret it :)
Great fitting pants
Easy to use, sizing was accurate, plainly written instructions.
Side winder pants
The pattern and instructions are great . Unfortunately for me I am tall and long in the crotch area. I have added extra to the pattern. I would definitely buy your patterns again.
Second time making them, I did the 7/8 length. Size 10, no alterations required. Made out of a dark denim textured tencel. So comfortable and easy to make and wear.
Everything very easy - payment, download, printing and piecing pattern together. One of the easiest patterns I’ve ever made! Fantastic fit - I made 3 pairs within 2 days of getting the pattern!! Love it!
Pattern download was simple, I then had the AO printed off which I find more convenient. I’ve not had a chance to make these yet, but they are my next project !
simple pattern to follow... great fit...will be making a second pair
Absolutely perfect pant/trousers
These pants/trousers are amazing! I absolutely love that they are a mid rise as so many patterns at the moment are high rise, and I don’t have the body shape for them. I also love the twisty element to the leg - as this was a fun thing to sew and added interest to the make. The pattern & instructions are super easy to follow - I have made one pair in U.K. size 12 with no alterations (in emerald green wool & poly mix suiting fabric for the Autumn) . I have two more pairs cut out and ready to sew. I am a confident beginner & I love that there are no zips or buttons to fiddle about with. It was a quick sew too - I found printing out the pattern and cutting out the fabric took longer than the make. These are now my absolute go to trousers! I will be making them in linen for the summer. Thank you for these amazing trousers!!
Pattern was easy to use and really happy with the finished results. Flattering and comfortable. I went by my hip size, when I first tried them I had to wriggle them on but after a couple of wears they are a perfect size. Have plans to make more.
Sidewinder Pants perfect
I am enjoying the making process but I think if there was a you tube or visual tutorial to go along with it, it would enhance the experience.