Sparrow Pant + Short Sew Along

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3 — Assemble Leg and Finishing Touches

09—December 2021

Now for the final steps in sewing your Sparrow Pant or Short; assembling the legs and finishing touches!

Sparrow Pant + Short Sew Along — 3 — Assemble Leg and Finishing Touches
Dec 9 2021
1 pinning front and back
2 overlocked side seams
Assemble Legs

With the right sides together, pin the front to the back at the side seam. Sew the side seam with a 1cm seam. Take care near the pocket edge not to accidently catch the pocket opening in this seam. You can either pin it back a little, or tuck it under as you get close to it. Neaten the seam and then repeat for the other side.

Press the seams towards the back.

Trouser innerleg seam

With the right sides together, pin the front to the back at the inner leg. Sew with a 1cm seam then neaten.

Repeat for the other leg.

Press seams towards the back.

3 putting legs inside one another

We will now join the two legs together.

With one leg inside out, place the other leg, right side out, inside the first leg so the right sides are together.

4 pinning crutch
5 crutch overlock

Pin the two legs together through the crotch seam, matching the seams and notches. Sew together with a 1cm seam. Neaten the seam and then press it to one side.

7 pinning waist band hands
Elastic Waist

Next, we will create the casing for the waist elastic.

Fold the waist edge over 1cm, then over another 5cm as per your pressing at the beginning. Pin it in place.

New 8 waist band stiching

Edge stitch the casing closed, leaving a 5cm opening at centre back.

9 threading elastic
10 pinning elastic

Using a safety pin or bodkin, thread the elastic through the casing. Pin the ends together securely with a 2cm overlap. Now try them on to check they are sitting comfortably and adjust the elastic as needed.

12 elastic sewn

Once everything is comfortable, double-check that the elastic is not twisted, then sew the ends of the elastic together with a 2cm overlap.

13 pinning wasit band closed
15 waist band close up finished

Pin the opening closed, and then edge stitch.

When edge stitching the opening closed, you may find it easier to use a zip foot to get in close to the elastic.
16 hem pressed
17 pinnning hem
Hems and Finishing Touches

Fold back the hem 1cm, and then a further 6cm at the notches, as per your pressing at the beginning.

18 showing hem

Pin in place then edge stitch to close.

Repeat for both legs.

14 threading drawstring

Thread the drawstring through with a safety pin or bodkin. Make sure the tie is sitting flat in the waistband and the ends are even.

19 sewing elastic at back seam
21 back view elastic waist band

Ditch stitch at the centre back in the waist seam to secure the drawstring.

Trouser hang shot

Trim any loose threads and give your pant or short a press!

Your Sparrow Pant or Short is complete!

Check out the Sparrow Pant + Short pattern in our Online Store here. We also have the Sparrow Shirt pattern so you can sew the Sparrow Set!

Don't forget you can always email us via [email protected] if you need advice!

Sparrow makes from our wonderful community are also popping up over on Instagram, follow @makebytfs and use #TFSSparrowPant or #TFSSparrowShort so others can check out your creations!

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