Pinning cuff square

4 — Hemming and Finishing

24—January 2022

In this post we cover hemming for both the Tapered and Wide leg pant, and a few finishing touches.

Cloud Sweatpant Sew Along — 4 — Hemming and Finishing
Jan 24 2022
39 cuffs overlocked 1
Ammended 40 pants cuffs finished
Tapered leg

With the right sides together, pin the side edge of the cuff piece together then overlock. Press the seam to one side.

Now, fold the cuff in half, wrong sides together, following the pre-pressing you made at the beginning, and press again.

41 pin cuff
Ammended 42 cuff basting

Pin the cuff to the hem of the pants with the right sides together and the cuff seam sitting at the inner leg.

Basting a few stitches through all layers at the notches and seam can help keep everything aligned when you are overlocking.

43 cuffs ribbing finished

Overlock the cuff to the leg, stretching the cuff as you sew.

Press the seam up towards the leg.

46 cuffs coverseam close up

Using a cover seam, twin needle, or your preferred finishing stitch, stitch the cuff seam allowance to the leg.

Repeat for the other leg.

44 cuff wide leg hem pinning
45 wide leg coverseam close up
Wide Leg

Neaten the hem edge of the pant. Fold up the hem 3cm as indicated by the notches and pin.

With a twin needle, cover seam, or your preferred finishing stitch, stitch the hem in place. Press.

Repeat for the other leg.

47 cutting buttonhole
48 draw string threading
Finishing Touches

Carefully cut each buttonhole open on your waistband.

Using a safety pin or bodkin, thread the drawstring through the channel.

50 drawstring finished close up

Fold each end of the drawstring over 1cm, two times. Edge stitch to secure.

49 securing drawstring

Ditch stitch in the middle channel at the centre back to secure the drawstring.

51 hang shot cloud pants

Clip your loose threads and give your pant a final press. All complete!

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