How to Make Waistband with Buttonhole

How to Make Waistband with Buttonhole

The waistband on this model a skirt is cut in the same way as for the men's trousers (in two parts). One difference: the men's trousers have zipper at the front part. The ends of waistband a skirt are joined at the back part.

In this post you will learn how to attach the waistband to the waist line.
This step-by-step technique helps you sew a waistband with buttonhole and zipper.

How to Make Waistband with Buttonhole, step 1

In the previous tutorial we learned how to install the invisible zipper for the skirt.
Now let's try to make a waistband using the test sample of fabric.

How to Make Waistband with Buttonhole, step 2

At beginning you need cut the strip from fabric. Its length must be equal the full measure of a waist + 8 cm (the 8 cm includes 1 cm each end seam allowance + 6 cm overlap). Strip width should be 10 cm (4 cm x 2 + 2 cm - seam allowances).
Now you must duplicate the wrong side a fabric of strip with fusible adhesive fabric.

How to Make Waistband with Buttonhole, step 3

Press the smooth side of fusible adhesive fabric with steam iron using another thin fabric, as shown.

How to Make Waistband with Buttonhole, step 4

Now fold the waistband in half and press it.

How to Make Waistband with Buttonhole, step 5

One edge of the waistband you need to serge.

How to Make Waistband with Buttonhole, step 6

Pin the waistband to the skirt along top edge where is top end of a zipper (face side to face side).

How to Make Waistband with Buttonhole, step 7

Now you need stitch this edge of waistband along this top edge a skirt.

How to Make Waistband with Buttonhole, step 8

Repeat these steps on the other half of a skirt.

How to Make Waistband with Buttonhole, step 9

Stitch the waistband along the skirt.

How to Make Waistband with Buttonhole, step 10

Now turn up the waistband and press this seam on the face side a fabric.

How to Make Waistband with Buttonhole, step 13

Now fold the waistband, as shown (right sides together) and pin or baste it along both edges.
Look on the arrow. Make sure the inner part of waistband lies exactly as shown on this photo (0.8-1cm).
Make a short vertical seam.

How to Make Waistband with Buttonhole, step 14

The sewing awl will help you do it correctly.

How to Make Waistband with Buttonhole, step 16

Fold opposite side of waistband in half, as shown. Align both edges of waistband together and pin it.

How to Make Waistband with Buttonhole, step 17

Now you can sew it before the corner, then turn and sew it close to the zipper.

How to Make Waistband with Buttonhole, step 18

Snip off the corners, as shown. Be careful don't cut the thread.

How to Make Waistband with Buttonhole, step 19

This sewing tool can help you second time.

How to Make Waistband with Buttonhole, step 20

This is the left inner part of waistband a skirt.

How to Make Waistband with Buttonhole, step 21

Here is the "tail" on the right part a waistband of skirt.

How to Make Waistband with Buttonhole, step 22

Stitch along waist seam. Make stitches as close as possible to the edge a waistband. It will be better if you can stitch into the seam.

How to Make Waistband with Buttonhole, step 23

Now press it down and make finishing stitches along the bottom edge of the waistband.

How to Make Waistband with Buttonhole, step 24

Here is face side of skirt.

How to Make Waistband with Buttonhole, step 25

This is the wrong side of skirt with waistband.

How to Make Waistband with Buttonhole, step 27

It remains to make buttonhole on the short end of the waistband.

How to Make Waistband with Buttonhole, step 28

Do it can using four step buttonhole sewing machine or with automatic buttonhole sewing machine.

How to Make Waistband with Buttonhole, step 29

Seam ripper you will need for cutting open buttonholes.

How to Make Waistband with Buttonhole, step 30

Find the position of the center a button.

How to Make Waistband with Buttonhole, step 31

In this point we will attach the button.

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