Begin by preparing the belt loops: neaten one of the long sides of the strip for the belt loops. Then you iron over the raw edge by 1cm and then the raw edge by 1cm over it. Finally, stitch along the long sides with a width of 0.2 cm all around. Cut the strip into (5 - depending on the information on the cut) belt loops of the same size. You can calculate the length of the eyelets as follows:
- Cuff size: 3.5cm + 2cm NZG (top & bottom) + 1cm (for movement) = 6.5cm (each loop)
Next up is the covenant. Sew the three waistband parts together at the side seams. The seam allowances are ironed apart. So that the width of your waistband does not get too loose, we recommend that you reinforce the upper edge of the inner waistband with a 12mm wide tape in addition to the insert. The tape is also available from Vlieseline
Place the inner and outer waistband right sides together and sew them together at the double-reinforced top edges. You can iron the seam allowances apart for a flat top edge.
Lay the seam allowance to the inner waistband and topstitch the edge flat. This method not only makes the final ironing easier, but also means that the inner waistband, if it is not topstitched, automatically lies inwards and does not roll out. Only the inner waistband is stitched close to the edge of the seam allowance. The stitching line can then only be seen from the wrong side of the fabric, but not from the right side.
Then iron the waistband flat.
Finish the bottom edge of the inner waistband.
Now you need the belt loops, place them left sides together at the markings on the prepared outer waistband and fasten the belt loops with approx. 0.5 cm.
So you can put the finished waistband right sides together on the pants. Then the seam allowance is ironed into the waistband.
After sewing, also close the short ends of the waistband. For curves and corners, seam allowances are shortened, cut or cut off with scissors. It is particularly important that the seam is not cut. That's why we recommend that you sew just before the point and from there with a smaller stitch length. This guarantees you a corner that won't fray as quickly after trimming. The corners don't get too thick when you turn them over and the seam allowances can be laid flat.
After turning, you should shape the corners with a corner and edge shaper and then iron them over.
Turn the waistband right side out and iron it flat again if necessary. Then you stitch on the inner waistband in the shadow of the seam (from the right). Note that you have to sew over the belt loops that are still open.
Fold in the belt loops 1cm at the top edge (left sides facing) and fasten at the top edge of the waistband. Then straighten the belt loops and fasten them at the bottom edge (under the waistband).
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