How to Sew Inseams
I notice during the alteration of better ready-to-wear pants that typically the back pant inseam is slightly shorter than the front inseam. The back inseam is on a greater bias than the front inseam and stretches to fit as it is stitched. Here, I'll show you how to sew together two different off-grain fabrics.
|1. Place the pant back garment fabric right side up. Place the front pant over it right side down.|
2. Place a pin at the top, matching the crotch corners. The pin placement should be perpendicular to the inseam with the pin heads visible from either side of the pants. The pins should catch only a few threads exactly at the stitching line. This is the only place the garment must match, along the stitching line.
3. Then, move to the hem and begin pinning the inseams together at a one to one ratio.
|4. When you are about 8"-10" away from the crotch, you will notice the front is just a bit longer and has excess fabric. Gently pull the layers, stretching the back pant inseam, and pin the layers together at the halfway midpoint. Stretch and pin again at the midpoint above and below the halfway point.|
Posted on May 7th, 2013 in sewing, garment construction, tips & tricks, fundamentals, pants, sewing inseams