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Virginia Sewalong: Seams

Virginia Seams Title Card

Hey friends! Let’s get started on the construction of our Virginia Leggings, shall we? The first step is to sew the seams, and that includes the crotch seams and inseam (there are no side seams in this pattern!). Super easy, nothing fancy to it. You’ll breeze through it.

These steps are the same for all views, no matter what version you are making, but I’ll be showing you on bike shorts view C since it’s easier to fit in frame for photos. Let’s get started!

how to sew the seams of the Virginia leggings sewing pattern by Megan Nielsen Patterns

Let’s start with the crotch seams. Place the two legging pieces right sides together.

how to sew the seams of the Virginia leggings sewing pattern by Megan Nielsen Patterns

Sew 1/4” (6mm) from the raw edge along the front crotch seam and along the back crotch seam.

how to sew the seams of the Virginia leggings sewing pattern by Megan Nielsen Patterns

Note: You may use either a serger/overlocker or the zig zag stitch on a regular sewing machine, or both!

how to sew the seams of the Virginia leggings sewing pattern by Megan Nielsen Patterns
how to sew the seams of the Virginia leggings sewing pattern by Megan Nielsen Patterns

Now time for the inseam. Open the leggings out so the back crotch seam and front crotch seam are in line, the inseams are lined up and right sides are together.

how to sew the seams of the Virginia leggings sewing pattern by Megan Nielsen Patterns

Sew 1/4” from the raw edge along the inseam of both legs – start at the hemline of one leg, and sew all the way up through the crotch and down the other leg.

how to sew the seams of the Virginia leggings sewing pattern by Megan Nielsen Patterns

Again, you may use either a serger/overlocker or the zig zag stitch on a regular sewing machine, or both.

And that’s it! I told you it was easy. Seams are done!


LOOKING FOR MORE VIRGINIA POSTS?

Here’s the full list of Virginia tutorials:

  • Sewalong : Seams (this post!)
  • Sewalong : Narrow Waistband
  • Sewalong : Wide Waistband
  • Sewalong: Cuffs
  • Sewalong : Hem

We absolutely love seeing what you make, so don’t forget to tag your creations with #MNvirginia and @megannielsenpatterns when sharing on social media, and check out what everyone else is up to!

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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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