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​Good morning my people, trust you had a great week. Last week we treated the male buba and as I mentioned, we’ll be going through the male trousers (sokoto). The male trousers could be made fitted or otherwise depending on your fashion taste. 

For this lesson we will need 2 yards of material, tape measure, chalk, scissors, sewing thread,elastic and of course your sewing machine. We’ll be using the following sample measurements through this lesson : length – 40, waist-28, hip-40, thigh-27, boot cut-15. 

Pick up your material, fold the two edges and lay on your cutting table.

The front cut 

1.For the length, add 4″ to the actual length (40+4=44″) where 4″ is the folding allowances. Measure 44″ from the down part of the material so the selve-egde will be at the bottom. Mark it.

2. The marked point will be the waist line, use the hip measurement because it’s elastic.  So we have 40/4=10″. Mark the 10″, no allowance. 

3. At the point where the 10″ is marked, measure 14-15″ downwards for the flap. 

4. Where the flap reaches is where we’ll measure the hip and thigh. Using 10″for the hip and 27/2 =13.5″ for the thigh. Then join to the flap with a curve. See diagram

5. At the bottom of the cut slant the cut by 1.5″to give shape. See diagram. At point 22-24″on the length, measure the knee to give shape. Use 8-8.5″

6. For the boot cut, use 15/2=7.5″. Mark the point. Join the marked points together. 

7. Notch 4″ form the waist down and 7″ from the notched 4″ to get the point where the pockets will be fixed. For the pockets, cut 14″ by 14″ each. Cut the pockets after cutting the back cut. 

8.Cut out the front cut. 

The back cut

9. Place the front cut on the material. Add 2″ to the front cut to cut out the back. See diagram. 


1. Fix the pockets. 

2. Join the sides. 

3. Fix the elastic folding 2″ at the top. 

4. Fold 2″ at the edge. 

Your sokoto is ready to be worn. 

Place your questions in the comment box or reach me via Instagram-@oloriajoke_outfits.

See y’all next week.