Welcome to an industrial pattern making class. In today’s class I am going to teach you how to make a straight waistband.
The straight waistband is one of those classic patterns that we find today, especially in more formal clothing.
Waistbands were originally created to help close garments with buttons or snaps, although today we also use them as a decorative element.
In today’s class, I’m going to show you how to make the pattern and how notches work.
When I learned how to do it, I found it quite confusing because of all the notches, so I have tried to simplify it to make it easier to understand.
As I explain in the class, we have to fuse the waistband. We do this for several reasons, the most important is to give it that extra strength that it has to endure when we close the garment.
Another reason is to prevent wrinkles and for laying the waistband flat on your body.
That is all for today’s class, if you have any questions about this class, you already know that you can send me an email through your user account.
Submit your exercises
For this class I am going to ask you to send me the pattern of the waistband with the button extension.
The pattern has to be industrialized (with seam allowances) and you have to write which part is which (front, back etc. …)
Remember to add all the necessary information such as the number of times we have to cut it and your name.