10 Tips for Creating Great-Looking Denim Jeans
Have you been avoiding sewing your own denim jeans because you think it’s too difficult?
Sewing denim jeans does present a number of challenges that sewing ordinary pants does not, which may be why so many classes are geared to jeans-making (in addition to the fact that they’re simply a popular garment).
All of us are familiar with the way ready-to-wear (RTW) jeans are finished and, as a result, our definition of how they must look is specific. Classic RTW jeans share the following characteristics: They’re sewn from denim (a cotton twill woven to produce a fine diagonal ribbing), which is often indigo blue; decorated with contrasting topstitching in single, double, and even triple parallel rows; front pockets reinforced with metal rivets; metal jeans button closure on the front waistband; and seamed with sturdy flat-felled seams.
It’s not the sewing of the cotton denim that presents a…
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