How to sew a wide hem // A Flint pants tutorial

May 2, 2017   /   bymeg  / Categories :  Feeds

How to sew a wide hem // Flint pants and shorts sewalong on Megan Nielsen Design Diary

My dears today we finish your Flint pants or shorts! This pattern includes a wide hem to add body to the hemline, however other hemming methods are possible if desired. If choosing a narrower hem you will need to shorten the pants or shorts by the difference between the included hem intake and your chosen hem.

How to sew a wide hem // Flint pants and shorts sewalong on Megan Nielsen Design Diary

Fold in ½” (1cm) along the hemline and press well.

How to sew a wide hem // Flint pants and shorts sewalong on Megan Nielsen Design Diary

Fold in 2” (5cm) along the hemline once more and press well.

How to sew a wide hem // Flint pants and shorts sewalong on Megan Nielsen Design Diary

Topstitch just under 2” (5cm) from the folded edge all the way around the hem. If you find there is a little excess fabric on the inside fold, just pinch it, fold it down and sew right over it (near a seam is my favourite place), and it won’t be noticeable from the outside of the garment.

Press well and wear your new Flint pants or shorts with pride!

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Megan Nielsen Flint sewing pattern // Cropped pants and shorts with unique crossover closure

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