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From: atiaran
Date: 11-10-2006, 09:40 AM (1 of 5)
I'm taking Basic Sewing at a local store, and we're doing pj pants. It's a large class so it's hard to get some one one one with the instructor and we had "homework" this week to finish up the crotch on our pants. She explained how to do it and I am drawing a blank. Call it a long day at work paired with no dinner and a late class but all I rmember is that you get one leg inside the other, line up the crotch seam and pin through the stitching to align them. Then what? Do I sew from the waistline down or from the crotch point down to the waistline? She said something about reinforcement too but which part do I reinforce?

User: atiaran
Member since: 09-28-2005
Total posts: 4
From: DorothyL
Date: 11-10-2006, 11:44 AM (2 of 5)
Be sure you have the legs right sides together then sew from one end of the crotch seam to the other. You need to reinforce the crotch -- usually between notches --then clip and trim that area.
User: DorothyL
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From: paroper
Date: 11-10-2006, 02:32 PM (3 of 5)
Turn one leg right side out. Turn the other leg wrong side out. Now, place the right side out leg inside the wrong side out leg so that you are looking (basically) at one leg. Match the center seam at the crotch and pin both directions. Then sew around the pants from one top to the other. When through, turn right side out...this is one of the easiest methods for doing pant'll need to remember it.

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From: mozeyrn
Date: 11-24-2006, 10:41 PM (4 of 5)
After having a hard time trying to stitch up pj pants a different way I keep the directions for "leg inside a leg" handy. I've found that it is the easiest and quickest way to do them.
- Maureen.
Learning something new with every stitch!!
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User: mozeyrn
Member since: 11-29-2005
Total posts: 349
From: blackie
Date: 11-25-2006, 01:18 AM (5 of 5)
You've got good answers here. I just wanted to say don't feel bad for forgetting. There are about four different ways to sew up simple pants incorrectly!
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User: blackie
Member since: 03-31-2004
Total posts: 594
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