Clothes-pin bags and pant hems
I wondered if anyone would know where I could find some retro patterns for clothes-pin bags (that look like a dress).
Also I need some advice for sewing pant hems that does not show puckers! Must I do them by hand?
I don't have any information about the clothes pin bags - I simply make a round thing and after several attempts, I end up making it big enough to accommodate all the clothes pins.
Your pants hems get puckered because the hem is usually tapered down to the hem's fold line. The folded up portion needs to be tapered out at the same amount. If you take your pattern piece and fold it up at the hem line, make sure that the folded up piece has the same cutting line as the main part of the pants. You may need to add on some paper to get the correct angle. Then, when you're cutting, be sure to cut exactly on that line, and stitch your seam allowance using the same angle. I've learned to check the hem on any new pattern piece and sometimes I need to re-draft that portion.
I hope this explanation is clearer than mud!
Thanks Meg I did not think about the tapering thing because they are factory made pants and I thought I could just cut off and hem. I will try to get the angle correct!
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