Update: this sew-along is finished, and all videos are linked at the bottom of the post!
Well, we did it.
We hosted twelve months of sewing goodness!
I have enjoyed, so very much, designing these classes and livestreaming with you all.
This month, we made a pair of jeans! In my videos (four in total) I will start with a bit of fitting advice – and a bit of conversation about all the different parts of the jeans.
I’m using a pattern I drafted myself, for a friend – however, all jeans should have some version of the following pieces – design features you should become acquainted with. These are explained in my first video.
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A reminder that for all sew-alongs in my Seams Legit series you need:
1. a machine with its manual; the machine needs to be tuned-up and sewing a balanced zig-zag
2. the supplies listed in the pattern, as well as a thorough read-through of the pattern you use
This project will take place in installments (edit: these are linked at the bottom of this post).
So here’s what you need to do:
1. read through this post, & purchase your pattern & supplies
2. pre-treat your fabrics
Update: here are all four videos:[ video 1: cutting and marking ] [ video 2: pockets, front and back ] [ video 3: front fly & side seams ] [ video 4: waistband, carriers, and finishing ]
Rotary cutter and mat; marking tools & tracing medium
Sewing machine with balanced zig zag; sewing machine manual
To make jeans you will need:
your denim, pocket fabric & – optional – extra fabric for a muslin
construction thread & topstitching thread
zipper and button
sewing machine needles (jeans, sharp, or universal; topstitching if you use a heavy thread)
sticky, washaway stabilizer (for buttonhole)
fusible web (for belt carriers)
awl (for button installation)
Happy new year, peeps! See you on the flip side.