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Hovea Sewalong: View BDF Final Finishes (Ties, Hang Loop, and Edge Binding)

Hovea Final Finishes

If you are making view B, D, or F of the Hovea jacket – this is your final post! It’s just these final details left. And those details include – ties (optional), hang loop (also optional), and the final edge binding around the entire neckline and sleeve hems. You’re just about there – almost done!

// TIES //

how to sew the finishing details on the BDF views of the Hovea sewing pattern by Megan Nielsen PatternsFold each tie in half with right sides together.

how to sew the finishing details on the BDF views of the Hovea sewing pattern by Megan Nielsen PatternsSew each ties together 1/4″ from the raw edge.

how to sew the finishing details on the BDF views of the Hovea sewing pattern by Megan Nielsen Patterns how to sew the finishing details on the BDF views of the Hovea sewing pattern by Megan Nielsen PatternsUsing a loop turner or other turning tool, turn each tie the right way around. Press each tie.

how to sew the finishing details on the BDF views of the Hovea sewing pattern by Megan Nielsen PatternsFinish one raw short end of each tie by folding it under 1/4″….

how to sew the finishing details on the BDF views of the Hovea sewing pattern by Megan Nielsen Patternsand then folding it under again 1/4″…

how to sew the finishing details on the BDF views of the Hovea sewing pattern by Megan Nielsen PatternsAnd then topstitching close to the fold.

how to sew the finishing details on the BDF views of the Hovea sewing pattern by Megan Nielsen PatternsPlace the ties on the neckline opening so that they are aligned with the top edge of the pockets.

Staystitch in place just under 3/8″ from the edge.

// HANG LOOP //

how to sew the finishing details on the BDF views of the Hovea sewing pattern by Megan Nielsen PatternsFold the hang loop in half, right sides together. Sew 1/4″ from the raw edge along the long side, just like with the ties.

how to sew the finishing details on the BDF views of the Hovea sewing pattern by Megan Nielsen PatternsUse a loop turner or other turning tool to turn the hang loop right side out.

how to sew the finishing details on the BDF views of the Hovea sewing pattern by Megan Nielsen PatternsPress the loop flat, first.

And then fold the edges of the hang loop upwards so that you create a little U shape which is roughly 1 1/8”  wide and 1” tall.

how to sew the finishing details on the BDF views of the Hovea sewing pattern by Megan Nielsen PatternsMark the center back of your jacket.

how to sew the finishing details on the BDF views of the Hovea sewing pattern by Megan Nielsen PatternsPlace the hang loop on the center back neckline and pin in place.

how to sew the finishing details on the BDF views of the Hovea sewing pattern by Megan Nielsen PatternsStitch in place just under 3/8” from the raw edge.

// OUTER EDGE BINDING //

how to sew the finishing details on the BDF views of the Hovea sewing pattern by Megan Nielsen PatternsNow we just need to attach bias binding around the entire outer edge of the jacket, using the basic binding method that we went over at the beginning of the sewalong.

I like to start my binding at the bottom center center back.

how to sew the finishing details on the BDF views of the Hovea sewing pattern by Megan Nielsen PatternsCarefully ease the binding around the curved edge.

how to sew the finishing details on the BDF views of the Hovea sewing pattern by Megan Nielsen PatternsWhen you reach the ties, make sure they are laying flat towards the side seam.

how to sew the finishing details on the BDF views of the Hovea sewing pattern by Megan Nielsen PatternsContinue pinning your bias binding around the entire outer edge of the jacket in one continuous loop.

Choose your method for combining the edges of the continuous binding, as mentioned in the bias binding post.

how to sew the finishing details on the BDF views of the Hovea sewing pattern by Megan Nielsen PatternsThere is no need to grade back the seam around the entire jacket. But it is recommended you grade back the seam where the pockets are, because there is extra bulk there.

how to sew the finishing details on the BDF views of the Hovea sewing pattern by Megan Nielsen PatternsContinue your binding steps…

how to sew the finishing details on the BDF views of the Hovea sewing pattern by Megan Nielsen PatternsFinishing it with either handstitching or topstitching.

how to sew the finishing details on the BDF views of the Hovea sewing pattern by Megan Nielsen PatternsRepeat the same process of bias binding with the two sleeve hems, and you’re 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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Fay
Fay
9 months ago

I’m working along on mine! Just have to finish piecing and then quilting the back before assembling! Have any of your testers added a hood? I’m making the bound, quilted coat length, and I’m having a hard time imagining it with a hood. Thanks!

Naomi
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9 months ago
Reply to  Fay

Hi Fay, that’s so exciting you’re working on a Hovea! Pieceing is probably my favourite part of the process – so enjoy it! We actually haven’t had any of the testers add a hood yet, but we’ve had a couple of other people ask about how to add a hood, so maybe in the future we’ll get the chance to make one for one of our samples and do a tutorial on it :)