Pattern Hack: Paperbag Waist

Hack this season’s hot high-waisted pant trend by adding a cool paperbag waist with a self-fabric belt. This technique works best with wide leg pants with no side seam, such as the Persephone Pants by Anna Allen ( Once you master these steps, apply the same principle to alter any skirt or pants pattern the same way.

by Delphine Colbeau (

Appeared in the Oct/Nov 2018 of Sew News (

Paperbag Waist
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