Zoey Sew-Along // Day 4

Thursday, March 19, 2015

It's time to move on to the shorts!! Note: All seam allowances are 1/2" unless noted otherwise.

View C and D:  I always like to mark the back pattern pieces to keep everything straight. Also, mark the tab/pocket location. For View C, mark the tab location on the wrong side of the fabric. For View D, mark the pocket location on the right side of the fabric.

Place one shorts front right sides together with one shorts back. Sew the straight side seam and finish with a serger or zig-zag. Repeat with the other front and back shorts pieces.

View C:  Place two tab pieces right sides together. Sew along two long edges and one short edge. Clip the corners and turn right side out.

Press well and topstitch along the 3 sewn edges. Finish the raw edge with a serger or zig-zag stitch.

Place one tab wrong sides together with with a shorts side piece. Center the tab on the seam and place the sergered/zig-zagged edge at the mark. Stitch in place. Repeat for the other tab.

View D: Place two pocket pieces right sides together and sew around all four sides leaving a gap open at the bottom for turning. Clip corners and turn right side out through the opening. Press well. Topstitch along the top edge only. On the right side of the shorts align the bottom edge of the pocket with the mark centered at the side seam. Topstitch the pocket in place along the sides and bottom reinforcing the top corners. Repeat for the second pocket.

View C and D: Here is where I apply my tutorial on How to Avoid Pressing in the Round. Go ahead and press your hem, 1/4" to the wrong side then again 1/2" to the wrong side. Do NOT stitch yet! If you like to save the pressing until the end, that is fine too!

Place the two shorts sides right sides together. Stitch along the front and back curved edges. Finish the seams with a serger or zig-zag stitch. Press the seams to the right.

Turn the shorts right sides out. Topstitch both center seams.

Turn the shorts inside out again and unfold the pressed hem. Pin the front to the back right sides together at the crotch lining up the center seams. Sew the crotch seam and finish the edge with a serger or zig-zag stitch. 

We will have just a few more steps to finish these up tomorrow!

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