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Posted on: 1/27/07 10:41 PM
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This tip is for adding piping (or a side inset) to a pair of pants.

I didn't see this here, and I hope this will be helpfull to someone. This technique is basically out of the Kwik Sew: sewing swim and action wear book. The pattern I used was McCalls 4261.


On the pattern piece, on the top and bottom, divide the pattern in half. Draw a line connecting the top to the bottom. See here

Draw a line 1 inch on both sides of the center line. This is going to be the pattern piece for your inset. See here

Cut pattern piece apart. These are the pattern pieces you will use to cut your fabric. See here

*For an inset: Two of each fabric piece. Cut two pieces of contrast fabric for the center piece of fabric.. You MUST add seam allowances to all pieces.
**For piping: I sewed the piping raw edges together to the right side of the fabric. See here Then I sewed the pants pieces together, raw edges together, right side up to the piping. (Sorry, I didn't get a pic of this).

From there you have a regular pattern piece. Sew together as directed by the pattern.


**Edited to add that I used about 5 yards of piping. You will want to make sure that your length of piping is long enough for what you are sewing, becuase if you have to butt two ends together, it looks really odd. (I'm not going to tell you why I know this).
HTH!


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dollieo said...
Thank-you sexisadi, excellent pics .And that was what i meant.
1/28/07 1:15 PM
SexiSadi said...
Dollieo: Do you mean putting one line of piping down the leg of the pants? I don't see why it wouldn't work. Just split the pattern piece in half, and cut on that line instead of adding the inch on either side of the center line.
1/28/07 11:37 AM
ClareinStitches said...
Excellent description and what a great result. Thanks sexisadi
1/28/07 9:18 AM
dollieo said...
SEXISADI. Would this work just as well with a single seam of the piping. I think it would do you.
1/28/07 9:17 AM
Chris Kelly said...
Thanks for the nicely written and pictured tips!
1/28/07 0:28 AM
mClones said...
Thanks for the illustrated tip! I was thinking about adding piping to my son's next pair of sweats and your instructions will make it so much easier.
1/28/07 0:05 AM
 
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