Wrap Pants Sew-Along, v4: Sewing!!
Ok, lets get to sewing!!! Hurray (or hooray, whichever you prefer)!!!
The first thing I did, before I started pinning, is mark which side I intended to be the inside (or back, or wrong side) of the fabric. I just used a colored pencil, but you can use chalk or whatever. not sharpie or marksalot, though. ;) Remember that you can click on the pictures to see them larger.
I pinned the crotch first.
Then I pinned the sides, and the hem.
to make the hem I turned the fabric up 1/4"
Then one more time, then pinned! Easy peasy!!!
Where the sides and corner meet.
I'm all ready to sew!!! For this, I'm using a size 12 universal needle, by Schmetz.
Sewing, sewing, sewing. Don't forget to back stitch at the beginning and end of your seams!!
For the crotch seam, use a 1/2 (4/8) or 5/8 seam allowance. Those are the lines and numbers to the right of your presser foot, there on the metal plate. :)
Trim to 1/4",
Finish, to prevent fraying (and therefore, also preventing your garment from falling apart!). I used a overcast stitch, but you can also use a zigzag. I prefer a wide (stitch width) zigzag with a short stitch length.
Here it is, with the crotch seam sewn and finished and the sides and bottom (out of sight) completed.
Turn it to the right side. The X marks the middle seam, the outside of the crotch seam you sewed!
Beginning the tie sides. I cut a two yard strip of 1 1/2 inches of the fabric, from that big piece I saved in the beginning. Remember that??
I folded it in half, and sewed the whole thing lengthwise.
This made a tube, that I turned right side out.
Coming next: attaching the ties and hemming the waist!!
at 8:42 PM