We’re onto Day 3 already and it’s a fairly easy day today. We’re going to sew up the leg seams and hem the ankles.
If you’ve only just joined the Sew Along then the previous posts are:
- Pattern Details and Supplies
- Free 2T Pattern and Prep
- Day 1 – Pockets and Back Yoke
- Day 2 – Half Fly Tutorial
Today you will need:
- your front leg pieces with the front pockets and the half fly sewn
- your back leg pieces with the back yokes and back pockets sewn
Before we start I have to mention something I forgot on day 1 (and while sewing up the jeans in the photos). Ideally we need to finish the seam allowance of the back yokes, using a serger, mock overlock or zigzag stitch. This may be a bit more difficult if you opted to do two rows of topstitching and the stitching should help prevent the seam allowance from fraying. If you only did one row then you should be able to ease the remaining seam allowance out of the way to finish it. I’ve now edited the tutorial but apologies to those of you who had already sewn it.
TIP: Hemming is much easier if you pre-press your bottom seams on both the front and back legs. You need fold the bottom edge over 12mm (1/2″) to the wrong side and press. Then fold over to the wrong side again by the same amount. Press well then unfold for sewing.
Originally that was all I had planned for today but when I was writing up tomorrow’s tutorial I realised that it was quite long so I’ve decided to move a bit of it into today. Of course you could choose to leave it until tomorrow but those of you who are extra keen can get ahead today.
BELT LOOPS PREP
You will only need the belt loop pattern piece for this section of the tutorial.
That’s all for today. I can’t believe we’re nearly at the end already – all that’s left now is to sew on the belt loops and the waistband. I’ll see you again tomorrow!