Eureka! Pants that Fit


Contemporary tapered pants pattern guides you through the process of making a pattern that fits your unique figure. Includes 3 back choices for each size to improve the fitting process.  Designed for woven bottom-weight fabrics.  Consult size chart to help select appropriate size group.

SKU: P-001 Categories: ,


Create flattering and comfortable pants for work, home, or play.  Eureka! Pants that Fit have a contemporary tapered silhouette.  The pattern includes 3 back choices in each size to accommodate a variety of derrieres and crotch depths, which facilitates the fitting process.

Begin by making a pants mock-up in your size.  Follow the step-by-step illustrated instructions to fit your crotch and hips, personalize dart placement, and shape the legs. You choose the waist location and style, then finish the pants with a back zipper and your choice of facing, waistband or elastic waist.  Instruction book also includes design tips for selecting the fabric, finishing the seams, changing the shape of the legs, and finishing the hem.

Once fitted, this versatile pattern can be used to make pants for all seasons and occasions.  Appropriate for any bottom-weight woven pant fabric; fabric with some stretch will require adjustments.  After you have refined the pattern to fit you, change up the style with our pattern variations such as Sporty Details and Trouser Details.

Available in 3 size ranges:  XXS-L, L-3XL, or All Sizes.  Not sure what size to buy?  Click on this link to our Complete Size Chart.

Eureka Pants back cover

Additional information

Weight .375 lbs
Dimensions 11 × 8 × .25 in

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  1. Judith Newman

    The pattern worked for me – I ended up with a nicely fitting pair of pants. Although the size chart suggested I use Back 2, because I have no bum, I decided to go with a Back 1. Once I’d sewn a muslin I was able to make the adjustments I needed for the fit I was after. Who knows, I may also give Back 2 a try just to see how the muslin would turn out.

  2. Bonnie

    I’ve tried many methods over the years to make myself pants I could actually wear and this one WORKED! I started out with back 1 but switched to back 2. After doing the tweaking, I sewed my first pair. I put the zipper in front and sewed the waistband in two pieces–open in the back for more adjustment options. Love them! Next project will be pants with pockets. Thanks, Rae!

  3. RP

    I was fortunate to be able to have a pants fitting done by Rae Cumbie at the sewing expo earlier this year. I made the recommended alterations on the pattern and made a muslin. It fit perfectly! I like this pattern very much and plan on making several pants. The pattern comes with excellent detailed instructions for proper fitting.

  4. Rose (verified owner)

    This is the first Fit for Art pattern I’ve used and couldn’t be happier. The process was so simple to follow and the end result was pretty good. I must say that because of other companies’ sizing and my measurements, I chose to begin my project with a large-3 back. It turned out that what I really needed was a medium-3 back. Going down a size is definitely the way to a girl’s heart! I believe that the longer crotch measurement is what ultimately made all the difference. Thank you!

  5. Patti

    I’ve been making (trying) pants for many years. This pattern, and the wonderful instructions, has given me very well fitting pants. At first I resisted, out of ignorance, the concept of horizontal balance lines and continued to try wedges and all the other pants “fitting” techniques out there. I highly recommend that everyone read Grainlines on Pants Patterns Are So Important, written by the good folks at Fit for Art. Wish I’d read it before making all the time wasting mistakes. See above for link to this article.

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