Progress has been made on the two pairs of jeans I have been making. If you missed the first steps, you can read about them in my post here. I have been following a Craftsy course, “Sewing Designer Jeans” with Angela Wolf and using bits and pieces of a couple of patterns, Vogue V2948 and Vogue V8774.
I am happy with how my patch pockets turned out (last post). So next I move on to the back seams for both jeans. A flat felled seam. I marked the seam line.
Usually you sew a seam together like this, on the seam line.
This time I wanted my seam lines to meet like this because then my topstitching and the flat felled seam would be perfectly centred on my yellow marked seam lines.
This is how I pinned them together.
After sewing the seam together, you fold the long side over the short side and fold it under again, pressing it flat as you go. Perfect for topstitching a centred flat felled seam!
The backs of my two jeans are done now and I can move on to putting my pockets in on the fronts of my jeans. I cut out one-piece pocket linings and sewed the pocket facings and the coin pocket on to them.
Then sewed them on to the fronts of my jeans and topstitched.
Speaking of topstitching, I have finished my distressing and my topstitching designs too. Here is the front leg (on the left) and the back leg of my black jeans – remember this pattern has a centre front and a centre back seam that I can decorate. This pair wasn’t distressed because it is a polyester blend.
Here is my blue cotton denim, distressed and topstitched, front leg on the left, back on the right. I have to remember to always distress before I topstitch.
Now that I have my patch pockets and my jean back pieces done and my front pockets and my jean front pieces done, it is time to do my fly front and sew my fronts and backs together.
My black jeans – front and back… (funny colours coming out here in the photos)
My blue jeans – front and back… (the colour went a little funny on this photo too, sorry!)
When I get more done, I’ll let you know.
I’m curious… As you can probably tell, I have been going slowly and learning a lot, but also alternating this sewing project with other sewing projects. When you last did a project as large as this… I’m assembling two pairs of jeans… did you go at it steady until you were done, or did you alternate it with other projects, or even put it aside for a week or so?
As usual, Happy Sewing!