Sunday, December 22, 2013

Pajama Sew Along: Day 5

Today, we are going to work on the inseam and crotch seam on the ruffle leggings and  the crotch seam and elastic waist for the mega ruffles.

For the ruffle leggings/cuffed pants:

We left stopped after attaching the ruffles yesterday. We will pick up on step 8.

Place your pants right sides together and sew the inseam, making sure your ruffles (if you have them) are lined up. press and steam the seam and topstitch if desired.

For both leggings and mega ruffles:
Next, we will turn one leg right side out and put it inside the other, lining up the seams and raw edges.

Now we will sew that seam, making sure to stretch it a bit (for the leggings) and backstitch to reinforce it. Press, steam, and topstitch if desired.

For the Mega Ruffles/Boy pants:
Flip your waistband allowance back down and you should have something like this:

Now, we will topstitch 1/8" from the fold and again 1" from the fold. Leave a 2" gap for inserting your elastic!

Now insert your elastic using a safety pin or bobkin, making sure not to twist it! Sew the two ends together with a tight zigzag. stretch the elastic to distribute evenly, then sew the opening closed!

See you tomorrow to finish up the pants! I can't wait to share mine with you all!


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