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CSDC Beginning Sewing Class

March 21, 2022 

 

First, you need to finish the raw edge of the crotch on each piece, from the waist down to the notch. I used my serger, but you can use your 3-step zig-zag stitch. If your fabric doesn't have an obvious right and wrong side (if it looks the same on both sides), then I suggest using your chalk and making some marks on the wrong sides before you take the pattern pieces off your cut fabric. It will help you avoid sewing two left legs like a couple of us did on Monday!

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Next, match up a front and a back at the inseam and stitch them together, then finish the raw edge with a three-step zig-zag stitch. Do the same with the other pair. Press the seam allowances to one side (I pressed mine toward the back.)

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Follow the instructions in the pattern to sew the crotch seam together. 

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Now you can sew up the side seams. It can be confusing at this point to get the side seams matched up, so hopefully the video below will help. Don't forget to finish the raw edges.

That's it for this week; next week we will use a blind hem stitch to hem the bottoms of the legs, and we'll make a casing for the elastic to finish up the waist. Be sure to bring your elastic next week!