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.
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.
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.
Press the smooth side of fusible adhesive fabric with steam iron using another thin fabric, as shown.
Now fold the waistband in half and press it.
One edge of the waistband you need to serge.
Pin the waistband to the skirt along top edge where is top end of a zipper (face side to face side).
Now you need stitch this edge of waistband along this top edge a skirt.
Repeat these steps on the other half of a skirt.
Stitch the waistband along the skirt.
Now turn up the waistband and press this seam on the face side a fabric.
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.
The sewing awl will help you do it correctly.
Fold opposite side of waistband in half, as shown. Align both edges of waistband together and pin it.
Now you can sew it before the corner, then turn and sew it close to the zipper.
Snip off the corners, as shown. Be careful don't cut the thread.
This sewing tool can help you second time.
This is the left inner part of waistband a skirt.
Here is the "tail" on the right part a waistband of skirt.
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.
Now press it down and make finishing stitches along the bottom edge of the waistband.
Here is face side of skirt.
This is the wrong side of skirt with waistband.
It remains to make buttonhole on the short end of the waistband.
Seam ripper you will need for cutting open buttonholes.
Find the position of the center a button.
In this point we will attach the button.
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