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Opal Sewalong // Seams

Opal sewalong seams for the Opal pants and shorts pattern

Next up on our Opal pants and shorts sewalong are the seams! That includes side seams, crotch seams, and inseam (if you did the inseam pockets, you’ve already sewn the side seams, but if you did the patch pockets, you haven’t. So I’ll go over it quickly before we move on to the rest of the seams). And just a note – I’ll be showing you these seams of the shorts just because its easier to fit in frame for photos, but it is exactly the same for the pants – just longer seams! Ok, lets get to it…

// side seams //

(Again, if you did inseam pockets, this part is already done. If you did front patch pockets, this is for you)…

how to sew the seams on the Opal pants and shorts by Megan Nielsen PatternsPlace a front leg and back leg right sides together.

how to sew the seams on the Opal pants and shorts by Megan Nielsen PatternsLine up the side seam, match up notches, and sew 5/8″ (1.5cm) from the raw edge.

how to sew the seams on the Opal pants and shorts by Megan Nielsen PatternsFinish the raw edge with your preferred method, and press the seam either towards the back or open.

Repeat for the other front and back leg.

// crotch seams //

how to sew the seams on the Opal pants and shorts by Megan Nielsen PatternsEveryone joins in again at this point, so inseam pocket people, tune back in! Open one leg and place it in front of you with right side facing up.

how to sew the seams on the Opal pants and shorts by Megan Nielsen PatternsOpen the other leg and place it down on top, so the right sides of the fabric are facing each other.

how to sew the seams on the Opal pants and shorts by Megan Nielsen PatternsLine up the front and back crotch seams and match the notches. Pin in place to hold, and sew 5/8″ (1.5cm) from the raw edge along both the front and back crotch.

how to sew the seams on the Opal pants and shorts by Megan Nielsen Patterns how to sew the seams on the Opal pants and shorts by Megan Nielsen PatternsFinish the raw edges with your preferred method. Press the seams either open or to the side.

// inseam //

how to sew the seams on the Opal pants and shorts by Megan Nielsen PatternsNow open the pants/shorts so that the two front legs are next to each other, and the two back legs are next to each other.

how to sew the seams on the Opal pants and shorts by Megan Nielsen PatternsStill with right sides together, line up the inseam, matching up the centre front and centre back crotch seams together.

how to sew the seams on the Opal pants and shorts by Megan Nielsen PatternsPin in place, and sew along the inseam 5/8″ (1.5cm) from the raw edge.

how to sew the seams on the Opal pants and shorts by Megan Nielsen PatternsFinish the raw edge with your preferred method, and press the seam either open or towards the back. All the seams are now done!

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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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