October 17, 2022

How to finish the front pockets of the Meriam Trousers & Creston Jeans

The Meriam Trousers and Creston Jeans patterns feature an innovative flex waistband with some unique construction steps. In this tutorial, we’re showing you how to finish the front pockets of the Meriam or Creston when sewing the flex waistband.

Meet the Meriam Trousers: woven pants you’ll actually enjoy wearing. The Meriam has the classic details you love in a trouser: a zip fly with a hidden closure, front slash pockets, straight legs, and optional back welt pockets. But best of all, you’ll get a fabulously comfortable fit with a flex waistband that gently expands as you sit down, plus the option of a full bum adjustment piece, already done for you.

Classic woven trousers can be pretty uncomfortable if your waist spreads when you sit down—and whose doesn’t? Often your only options are to either make the trousers in a bigger size (and then they slip when you’re standing up!) or to use an elastic waistband. And while we love a good elastic waistband, it isn’t always the look you want.

So we’ve devised a flexible waistband that allows the waist of the Meriam Trousers to expand as you sit down. And it’s totally hidden for a clean finish that doesn’t take away from the sophistication of these trousers.

Watch the video below to learn how to bind the front pockets of the Meriam Trousers when sewing the flex waistband.

How to finish the front pockets of the Meriam Trousers (flex waistband)

Want even more sewing instruction for the Meriam?

In our newest workshop, Pants Making for Curves, curvy fitting expert Jenny Rushmore takes you through the process of sewing a pair of Meriam Trousers, from choosing your size and fabric all the way to the final hem. With step-by-step video lessons and loads of fitting and sewing tips throughout, you’ll create your perfectly tailored trousers with confidence.

This class comes with a free copy of the Meriam Trousers pattern.

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