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Tania Sewalong // sewing the inseam and hem

sewing the inseam and hem on the Tania Culottes by Megan Nielsen Patterns

We’re in the homestretch! 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 – thats what makes these sneaky pants, well, pants! And then all that’s left is the 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, its 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 wearing them!

INSEAM

sewing the inseam on the Tania Culottes by Megan Nielsen Patterns Place your culottes down in front of you inside out, so the right sides are together.

sewing the inseam on the Tania Culottes by Megan Nielsen Patterns Line up the inner leg seams (inseam), making sure you match up the crotch seam too at center front/center back.

sewing the inseam on the Tania Culottes by Megan Nielsen Patterns Stitch 5/8″ from the edge all the way around, from one leg, around the curve of the crotch, down the other leg.

Finish the raw edge with your preferred method.

sewing the inseam on the Tania Culottes by Megan Nielsen Patterns

HEM

sewing the hem on the Tania Culottes by Megan Nielsen Patterns After you’ve let your culottes hang for awhile and have corrected any stretching, stitch 1/4″ from the raw edge all the way around the hem of both legs.

sewing the hem on the Tania Culottes by Megan Nielsen Patterns Fold inwards (to the wrong side of the fabric), along the stitch line, and press.

sewing the hem on the Tania Culottes by Megan Nielsen Patterns Fold in again by another 1/4″, encasing the raw edge. Press well.

sewing the hem on the Tania Culottes by Megan Nielsen Patterns Stitch close to the folded edge, just under 1/4″ from the hem.

And that’s it! All done and ready to wear!

sewing the inseam and hem on the Tania Culottes by Megan Nielsen Patterns

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About Author

Holly writes part time for the Megan Nielsen blog– sewing like crazy, creating tutorials and sewalongs. She has been sewing since she was a little girl, and has her degree in apparel design. Now she’s a stay at home mama, and spends all her free nap times at her sewing machine.

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