Woohooo! Today’s our last sew-a-long day! Our only step for today is hemming the leg openings.
I used my coverstitch, but you can certainly use a twin needle or just a stretch stitch on your regular sewing machine. You can also serge the raw edges, and then stitch, to mimic the look that the coverstitch gives.
We also had a few questions asking for clarification for the enclosed waistband option. It really is pretty easy! I didn’t include a video for that one as we typically don’t include *every* option, but I will add some clarity below:
- first, you’ll need to create a loop with your elastic
- next, create a loop with your waistband. Your fabric waistband should be just over 2x as tall as your elastic
- fold your waistband in half with WRONG sides together, as though you were going to attach the fabric waistband to another article of clothing (Bonny, skirts, Bailey, etc!)
- BEFORE attaching to your waist opening, slip the elastic IN BETWEEN the fabric waistband layers. The elastic will be sandwiched in the middle of the elastic
- after inserting the elastic, quarter and clip, treating as a single layer
- attach to waist opening, being sure to keep the elastic as close to the fabric waistband opening as possible to avoid sewing it up in the seam allowance
I hope that helps a little bit! Photos for those steps are on page 9 of the Gable tutorial, just for your reference 🙂
- 1/2″ hem allowance is included
- use starch or wash-away wonder tape if you’re having a difficult time getting a consistent hem!
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If you have questions about hemming your Gables, you are always welcome to post in our SAL group so we can help you! Be sure to check in each day during the SAL, and look for daily posts to enter our giveaways. We can’t wait to see what you create this week!
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