We’re on the home stretch! Only two more construction steps left in our Tania culottes, and we’re going to cover both of them in this post today. First, we need to get the inseam sewn up quick – that’s what makes these sneaky pants, well, pants! And then all that’s left is the hem. Let’s get onto sewing the inseam and hem!
NOTE: don’t forget, before you hem, it’s a good idea to let your culottes hang on a dress form or hanger for 48 hours (if you can wait that long). Because parts of the culottes are on the bias, it’s possible they will stretch out with the help of gravity. Letting them hang for a couple of days will allow you to see any stretched-out areas, so you can cut and correct the curve of the hem before sewing.
Ok, let’s finish up these culottes so you can get to wear them!
Place your culottes down in front of you inside out, so the right sides are together.
Line up the inner leg seams (inseam), making sure you match up the crotch seam too at center front/center back.
Stitch 5/8″ from the edge all the way around, from one leg, around the curve of the crotch, and down the other leg.
Finish the raw edge with your preferred method.
After you’ve let your culottes hang for a while and have corrected any stretching, stitch 1/4″ from the raw edge all the way around the hem of both legs.
Fold inwards (to the wrong side of the fabric), along the stitch line, and press.
Fold in again by another 1/4″, encasing the raw edge. Press well.
Stitch close to the folded edge, just under 1/4″ from the hem.
And that’s it! All done and ready to wear!
LOOKING FOR MORE TANIA POSTS?
Here’s the full list of Tania posts and tutorials:
- Inspiration and ideas
- Bonus: Adding pockets to the old version of Tania
- Side seam and waistband
- Zipper (invisible zipper)
- Waistband facing – two ways
- Bonus: Lapped zipper with waistband facing
- Inseam and hem
Here are some older Tania posts you might find useful
- How to lengthen the Tania culottes
- How to lengthen a hem with lace
- How to make midi Tania culottes (if you have the old pattern and want to make View C or D without purchasing the new version)
- Variation: Tania culottes with elastic back and side seam pockets
And some older tutorials that could help!
- Six seam finishes and when to use them
- Clipping vs. notching
- Three ways to sew a rolled hem
- Evening out a circle hem
We absolutely love seeing what you make, so don’t forget to tag your creations with #MNtania and @megannielsenpatterns when sharing on social media, and check out what everyone else is up to!