Pant (& Skirt) Closures Skill Building Session

Zipper Fly, Button Fly and Lapped Zippers and everything you need to understand how to draft them, sew them, and understand what is happening on each one.

Want to switch the style of closure on your next pair of Pants? Or have you ever wanted to demystify a Zipper Fly, Button Fly or Lapped Zipper? Why do some zipper sit inside the fly closer to the edge than others? What kind of waistline works with a Lapped Zipper? Where do you put the Buttons on a Button Fly and how long should the Fly be?

Also appropriate for skirts!
 In this Skill Building Session there are three different Pants Closures:
  • Lapped Zipper
  • Button Fly
  • Zipper Fly


  • Seven Videos
  • PDF Companion (12 total pages)
  • Pattern Pieces (in the PDF)

Learn How to Sew each style of closure with added context on key things to make each come out fantastic or what to expect to make it easier to apply it to any pants pattern. There are videos for sewing each style closure. Plus a Bonus video for an alternate Zip Fly pattern style.

If you don't want to use the included pattern pieces, the videos teach how to draft your own using your current patterns.

Pattern Pieces are included for Button Fly and Zipper Fly closures.

The PDF companion has written sewing instructions, pattern pieces for the Zipper and Button Fly plus added tips.

There are two styles of Zipper Fly sewing instructions with information on how they compare with one another, how to draft pattern pieces for a zipper fly with a built-in fly facing. In the PDF companion there are pre-drafted pattern pieces included for either style. Videos cover how to sew either.

Detailed List of what is included in this Skill Building Session

Seven Videos:

  • Lapped Zipper Setup
    • Ideal seam allowances
    • Zipper Types needed
    • Compatible Waist finishes 
  • How to Sew a Lapped Zipper
    • Step by Step instructions with context
    • Exactly what is needed to make your sewing successful
  • Button Fly Setup
    • Pattern setup (how to make your pattern suitable
    • How to Draft the pattern pieces
    • What makes a successful Button Fly
  • How to Sew a Button Fly 
    • Step by Step instructions with context 
    • Tips on Buttonhole placement
  • Zipper Fly Setup (with Built-in Fly Facing)
    • Comparison of Zipper Fly with a Built-In Facing or Separate Seam Fly Facing, Pros and Cons
    • How to Draft the Pattern Pieces needed
    • Ideal Zippers
    • How to setup your existing pattern
  • How to Sew a Zipper Fly with a Built-in Fly Facing
    • Step by step instructions with context
  • BONUS: How to Sew a Zipper Fly with a Separate Fly Facing
    • Step by step instructions with context

PDF Companion

  • Written Sewing Instructions
  • Tips on using the included Pattern Pieces on any Pants Pattern
  • Pattern Pieces for:
    • Button Fly
    • Zipper Fly with Built-In Fly Facing
    • Schematic for setting up the Lapped Zipper

Videos are Concise with time stamps that also have instructions.

Purchase Notes:

  • Download links do not expire -be sure to save the email with your download links. Once you receive your link, download it immediately and save it to a file on your computer so you have it forever. (Downloads usually appear at the bottom of the web page in the bottom left corner and also in your Downloads folder on your computer; You can also search your computer to find them.)
  • Once you purchase the pattern, it will be emailed to you instantly. Check your spam folder if you don't see it.

Let's get started!

Sew Sew Guild

If you're looking for more information or want to be able to take part in a community talking about this Skill Building Session or all things sewing, consider checking out the Sew Sew Guild first! You can purchase this SBS in the Guild and get access to potential Events, Bonuses, a Community, and SO MUCH MORE! It is free to join the Guild, or you can choose one of the Groups. The Top two Groups (Journeyist and Master) get a Skill Building Session like this every month included plus open Workshops, Community, and the Ask a Sewy Question Show!

Check it out HERE:

(You'll find the Skill Building Sessions on the left side inside the Guild if you become a Free member and you can purchase them individually there).