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Hovea Sewalong: View ACE Hemming Unlined Versions

Hovea View A, C & E unlined hem

Making an unlined A, C, or E version of the Hovea jacket? It’s time to hem your jacket before adding the collar band! I’ll be showing you on cropped view E, but the same goes for any of the three views if you are keeping it unlined.

How to hem the unlined versions of views ACE of the Hovea sewing pattern by Megan Nielsen PatternsTurn in 3/8” to the wrong side at the raw edge along the garment hem and press.

How to hem the unlined versions of views ACE of the Hovea sewing pattern by Megan Nielsen PatternsTurn in 2” to the wrong side once more and press. Pin in place.

Note: If you have pockets, you will be folding two layers of fabric together as one.

How to hem the unlined versions of views ACE of the Hovea sewing pattern by Megan Nielsen PatternsTwo options: you can topstitch just under 2” from the hemline and close to the folded edges to enclose the raw edges. This works best for the mid-length and longer view.

Or…

How to hem the unlined versions of views ACE of the Hovea sewing pattern by Megan Nielsen Patterns…you may also hand sew the hemline if desired. If you’ve included a pocket in a View E cropped jacket, like this sample I’ve made here, hand sewing will help to preserve the depth of the pocket, as topstitching will reduce pocket depth.

https://blog.megannielsen.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/hoveaACEunlinedhem4.jpgIf you’ve never done an invisible hand stitch before, simply pick up only one or two fibers on the jacket….

https://blog.megannielsen.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/hoveaACEunlinedhem4.jpgAnd then slide the needle through the channel of the fold of the hem. And repeat.

https://blog.megannielsen.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/hoveaACEunlinedhem4.jpgThis is what it looks like from the front. Just little pin prick stitches – practically invisible.

https://blog.megannielsen.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/hoveaACEunlinedhem4.jpgNow repeat for the sleeve hems. Turn in 3/8” to the wrong side at the raw edge and press.

https://blog.megannielsen.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/hoveaACEunlinedhem4.jpgTurn in 2” to the wrong side once more and press. Pin in place.

https://blog.megannielsen.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/hoveaACEunlinedhem4.jpg https://blog.megannielsen.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/hoveaACEunlinedhem4.jpgTopstitch just under 2” from the hemline and close to the folded edges to enclose the raw edges.


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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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Maria Tina
2 months ago

I love love love this pattern! Today you posted on Instagram a beautiful photo of a modified version with buttons.. I was wondering which view is it? Maybe view A? Is it enought to add buttons and buttonholes or is there any other procedure to know? Thank you in advance!

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Meg
2 months ago
Reply to  Maria Tina

Hi Maria! I love that one too :) It’s actually View E – the cropped jacket with band collar. I really wanted to make one that had a bit more of a cardigan feel, so it’s unlined and is made from double gauze cotton and doesn’t include any pockets either. You can absolutely do the same hack on View A. It’s incredibly simple and doesn’t require any pattern changes. We designed the collar band to overlap evenly, so I would recommend finishing your jacket, laying it flat, and overlapping the collar from the hem up, where it lays naturally, and then you can evenly space out your desired number of buttons and mark your buttons and button holes! I hope that helps!

Maria Tina
2 months ago
Reply to  Meg

Thank you so much Megan!