It’s the last tutorial for the sew along today! Are you excited to finish your skinny jeans? Have you all been following along ok? I am really excited to see some pictures from you all. I’ll have a post up tomorrow with the link party, so you can start adding your jeans. It will be open until the end of August for a chance to win a copy of the final pattern.
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
- Day 3 – Leg Seams
This tutorial could be applied to any trousers pattern you are using. I often adapt patterns to include this adjustable waistband. It doesn’t add a lot more time and might mean your trousers you slaved over get a lot more wear, especially if you think they will be worn by siblings later on.
What you will need today:
- Belt loops that we prepared during Day 3
- Interfaced waistband facing
- Skinny jeans – with pockets sewn on and legs sewn up
- 3 buttons – 1 for the main front button – approx. 20mm (3/4″), 2 smaller flat buttons for the adjustable waistband – approx. 12mm (1/2″)
- Buttonhole elastic
- Fabric marker
- Wondertape (optional but recommended)
The waistband method I’m using here has no topstitching on the waistband. Instead it is sewn down by stitching in the ditch along the waistband seam so the stitches are barely visible on the outside. The waistband facing is designed to be wider than the waistband to allow this. The finished pattern will include an option for topstitching as well but if you really want to add some topstitching now I will tell you when to do something differently in the instructions. Note that when I mention the top and bottom of the waistband and facing this is to help if you have a directional print.
ATTACH BELT LOOPS AND WAISTBAND
OK, that was a lot to take in for today. Just take it one step and at a time and take an extra day or two if you need it. Let me know if you’ve got any questions at all. I would love to know what you thought of all of the tutorials and if there is anything you think could be improved. Thank you to everyone who has sewn along and got this far – I am excited to see your creations tomorrow. If you do upload your photos to Flickr so you can add them to the link party then I’d love it if you added them to the Titchy Threads Flickr group too. See you tomorrow!