Basic Pant/Jean Front Flat in AI - Part 2 - #17

Basic Pant (Pants)/Jean Front Flat in AI – Part 2 – #17

Basic Pant (Pants)/Jean Front Flat in AI – Part 2 – #17

In this lesson, we will create the basic jean front flat from the basic pair of pants that we made in the previous lesson (#16). We will be adding details, such as belt loops, rivets and flat felled seams, as well as other features that are commonly found on jeans.

Module Description Step
1 Creating a Straight Waistband & Adding Topstitching 1-19
2 Making a Keyhole Buttonhole & Adding a Button 1-16
3 Creating Jean Belt Loops & Making a Tack Stitch 1-17
4 Changing the Basic Pant Pocket to a Jean Pocket 1-11
5 Adding the Watch Pocket 1-11
6 Creating Rivets & Adding them to the Jean Front 1-12
7 Adding the Fly Front Topstitching 1-11
8 Creating a Flat Felled Seam 1-13
9 Finishing the Pocket Side Seam Stitch 1-7
10 Finishing the Jean’s Hem 1-3
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MODULE 1 • Creating a Straight Waistband & Adding Topstitching

Step Description
1A Before we begin, note that complete Mac and Windows Commands, Keyboard Shortcuts & Mouse directions are written in the script, and mentioned only in the audio.The video shows only Mac Commands, using a one-button mouse.Here are the Keyboard Shortcut abbreviations and differences:

  • Mac: Command (Cmd) =  Windows: Control (Ctrl)
  • Mac: Option (Opt) = Windows: (Alt)
  • Shortcut directions are written as follows:
    • Cmd/Ctrl + Keyboard Letter
    • Opt/Alt + click

This means press & hold the Command key if you have a Mac, or the Control Key if you have Windows, then press the letter, or perform the action, etc….

1B A note on Mouse actions:

  • Two-Button Mouse: Right Click to open the Context Menu/ Right Click Menu
  • One-Button Mouse: Press & Hold the Control (Ctrl) Key while you click on the Art Board, to open the Context Menu/ Right Click Menu.

If you have a one-button mouse for your Mac, you might want to configure it to act like a two-button mouse:

  • Go to System Preferences.
  • Open up the Mouse options
  • On the “Point & Click” page, check the box to the left of “Secondary Click: Click on Right Side”.
  • Your Mouse will now work like a Two Button Mouse
2 For this lesson, we will be working on the file Front Flat Pant that we created from the file Front Flat Croquis & Pant in our last lesson. If you have not yet completed this, then go back and do so before continuing.


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