Clover Pant Sew Along Week 4 – Finishing

I’ve got to admit, I’m a little behind in the pant sew along (insert rimshot). But, I am eager to finish up this week and post my progress on Flickr. How is everyone doing? It’s nice that we have an entire week to move from one area to the next.

If you are as addicted to sewing pants as I am you’ll love the new series we have with Rae Cumbie on craftdaily.com. In this series she shows you the important elements of pant fitting. Plus, be sure to check out Rae in the latest issue of Sew News. You can still get the Oct/Nov 2014 on newsstands or at shopsewitall.com.  Now let’s get back now to the final stage of our pant fitting sew along. Here’s Rhonda!

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We are in the final stretch of finishing our pants! Last week we sewed in the zipper and attached the yoke. This week we will line the yoke, attach a hook and hem our pants.
Sew the facing to the yoke. Once the facing is sewn in place, lay the yoke and facing flat and edge stitch the facing seam. This will help to hold the facing in place and it will also help to keep the waistline seam from stretching.

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There are a number of methods that can be used to finish the edge of the yoke facing, but one of my favorite methods is to use a piece of purchased bias tape. Simply open the folded edge of the bias tape and stitch one side to the edge of the yoke facing. Once sewn in place, press and then roll the tape over the edge and stitch in the ditch.

photo 33 Clover Pant Sew Along Week 4   Finishing Press the facing and then pin the facing to the pant. To attach the facing, stitch in the ditch. Be careful when stitching in the pocket area to hold the top portion of the pocket away from the presser foot while you are sewing the facing in place.

photo 34 Clover Pant Sew Along Week 4   Finishing The facing is now sewn to the back of the yoke and the edge of the facing is nicely finished.

photo 35 Clover Pant Sew Along Week 4   Finishing The final step in finishing the facing is to turn back the facing along the zipper. Stitch in place by hand.

photo 36 Clover Pant Sew Along Week 4   Finishing Attach a hook. I like to do a buttonhole stitch around my hooks. It makes for a beautiful finish.

photo 37 Clover Pant Sew Along Week 4   Finishing Rather than use the eye that is provided in the package, I like to do a thread loop.

photo 38 Clover Pant Sew Along Week 4   Finishing The finished hook and loop.

photo 39 Clover Pant Sew Along Week 4   Finishing Finishing the edge of the pocket can be a little tricky, but a simple finish can be done with a pair of pinking shears.

photo 40 Clover Pant Sew Along Week 4   Finishing The final step in finishing the pants is to hem them. I like to cut a bias strip of my fabric to finish the edge of my pant leg. Simply sew it on just as you would with a piece of purchased bias tape.

photo 41 Clover Pant Sew Along Week 4   Finishing Hem the pant leg with a catch stitch.

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This is the third pair of Clover pants that I have made and each has a slightly different fit primarily because each has been made out of a different fabric. So be aware that depending upon your fabric choice, your pants will have a slightly different fit.
I will be posting my final pair to the Flickr page. This will not be the final pair that I will be making.

Be sure to check out the video portion of this week’s sew along.

I’ve really enjoyed the Clover pant pattern and I hope you have as well!
Rhonda Buss
www.rhondabuss.blogspot.com

 Clover Pant Sew Along Week 4   Finishing

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2 Responses to Clover Pant Sew Along Week 4 – Finishing

  1. Judi says:

    I know its late, but I want to join the sew along.

    • Jill says:

      Join along! I’m a behind myself and I haven’t cut out my pattern yet. I’m hoping to do so today, so please join in!