Thursday, March 13, 2014

Jocole Essential Pants Sew Along Day 4

Essential Pants Sew Along

Day 4

You almost have a new pair of pants for your "little".  Yay!  Let's get this party started.

Begin by making the casing for the elastic.  Topstitch the waistband just below the top edge.  

Add a second row of stitching to make a casing for the elastic.  Measure down from the top edge and sew again.    

Be sure to leave a small opening to insert elastic.

 I am attaching belt loops to my shorts, this step is optional.  Belt loop instructions are found here.  

Attach the belt loops to the pants .  Attach at the top and bottom of each belt loop.  Be careful if you have pinned the belt loops on, don't catch the pin in your machine.

Using a Bodkin or safety pin, insert elastic into casing.  Thread elastic all the way through the casing until it comes out the opposite end.  

Secure both ends of the elastic together.  I like to sew a square with a "X" in the center.

Close up the hole that was left for the elastic.  And now, you are FINISHED!  Congratulations!  I hope your "little" enjoys the pants (capris or shorts) as much as mine does.

If you would like to make a sash for the Essential Pants, find instructions here.

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