BurdaStyle Pattern Kit of the Month: Sewing the Pencil Trousers

The BurdaStyle Pattern Kit of the Month provides everything you need to create your own customized version of a popular Burda pattern, all in one discounted package. Start off with a PDF pattern for the slim fitting Pencil Trousers and an in-depth tutorial to work through each sewing step. Bonus technique videos are included to guide you through tricky techniques and customization options, like adding leather knee panels. Next, take a look at our styling guides to put your look together.

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October's kit features the Pencil Trousers. These flat front pants have a slim, cropped fit. We'll cover techniques like the zip fly, and show you how to add pockets and leather embellishments! This special kit includes the pattern PDF and instructions, plus all the extras you need to sew a one-of-a-kind piece, all at one low price. Take a peek at what's inside...

SKU: EP8310

Format: Kit


Pattern Info

These narrow trousers of flowery gabardine don’t have a waistband. Darts on the front and the back fit them beautifully to the figure.

Difficulty: Intermediate

Size: 36, 38, 40, 42, 44


Recommended Materials

Cotton trouser fab­rics, with or without elastane.

Amount of Fabrics

Cotton gabardine, with widthwise stretch, 
width: 150 cm (59 ins) 
length: 1.20 – 1.25 – 1.25 – 1.30 – 1.30 m
(1 3/8 – 1 1/2 – 1 1/2 – 1 1/2 – 1 1/2 yds).


1 zip, 14 – 14 – 14 – 16 – 16 cm (5 – 5 – 5 – 7 – 7 ins) long.

1 flat inside button.

SKU: EP8310

Format: Kit

Pencil Trousers

Pencil Trousers
pattern PDF and instructions

These narrow trousers don't have a waistband for a slim fit. Darts on the front and back fit them beautifully to your figure. Great for a vintage look!
RETAIL: $5.40

Sewing the Pencil Trousers Tutorial

Sewing the Pencil Trousers Tutorial

An in-depth tutorial by instructor and BurdaStyle editor Meg Healy guides you through each sewing step, from cutting the pattern to sewing the inseams and zip fly. You'll also learn how to add leather trimmed back pockets and decorative knee panels.
RETAIL: $19.00

How to Sew a Fly Front Zipper With Waist Facing

Technique Video: How to Sew a Fly Front Zipper with Waist Facing

With this video, you'll learn how to perfectly sew a fly front zipper and open a whole new world of garment sewing.
RETAIL: $16.99

How to Sew in Leather Knee Panels

Technique Video: How to Sew in Leather Knee Panels

Learn tips for sewing with leather and see how to add fun decorative knee panels to a pair of trousers. This is a fun technique for adding a custom look!
RETAIL: $16.99

Styling Guide

BurdaStyle Styling Guide

Finish your look with styling tips from the BurdaStyle editors. Meg, Dani, and Mandie share their picks!
RETAIL: $4.99