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Harper Sewalong // How to sew the side seams and inseam

How to sew the side seams and inseam of the Harper shorts and skort by Megan Nielsen Patterns

We’re covering a very quick and simple step today in our Harper sewalong – attaching the side seams and inseam. Whether you’re making version 1 shorts or a version 2 skort, by now you have a complete front piece and a complete back piece. So now let’s put them together! Nothing fancy here, just a few basic seams and we’ll be good to go.

Ready?

How to sew the side seams and inseam of the Harper shorts and skort by Megan Nielsen Patterns Lay your shorts or skort front down in front of you with right side facing up. Place the shorts back down on top of it upside down, so right sides are together.

Match up and pin both of the side seams.

How to sew the side seams and inseam of the Harper shorts and skort by Megan Nielsen Patterns How to sew the side seams and inseam of the Harper shorts and skort by Megan Nielsen Patterns Sew both side seams 5/8″ from the raw edges. If you’re making a version 2 skort, you’ll be sewing through all layers at the side seams – shorts front, skort/pocket, and back).

Finish your raw edges with your preferred method. Press open or towards the back.

How to sew the side seams and inseam of the Harper shorts and skort by Megan Nielsen Patterns With the garment still inside out (front and back pieces right sides together), match up and pin together the inseam. Make sure to line up the center front and center back seams.

How to sew the side seams and inseam of the Harper shorts and skort by Megan Nielsen Patterns How to sew the side seams and inseam of the Harper shorts and skort by Megan Nielsen PatternsSew 5/8″ from the raw edge, and then finish the raw edge with your preferred method.

Don’t forget to press!

If you’re making the version 2 skort – make sure you are not catching the skort pieces when sewing the inseam! Those should be moved out of the way.
Harper shorts and skort by Megan Nielsen Patterns

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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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