How to Make Waistband with Buttonhole

How to Make Waistband with Buttonhole

The waistband for this 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. The skirt's waistband ends meets at the back. The skirt's waistband ends overlaps itself so you can make a buttonhole.

How to attach the waistband to the waist line along.
This is technique how to make the waistband with buttonhole and zipper step-by-step."

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

Cut the waistband the length of the waist + 8 cm long (the 8 cm includes 1 cm each end seam allowance + 6 cm overlap) and 10 cm wide (the 4 cm wide + 1 cm each end seam allowance).
Now you must duplicate the fabric on wrong side using the one side fusible adhesive fabric.

How to Make Waistband with Buttonhole, step 3

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

How to Make Waistband with Buttonhole, step 4

Fold waistband in half and press it up as shown.

How to Make Waistband with Buttonhole, step 5

One edge of waistband you need to serger.

How to Make Waistband with Buttonhole, step 6

Pin the waistband to the skirt along top edge where you sew a zipper (face side to face side).

How to Make Waistband with Buttonhole, step 7

Now this edge of waistband you need to stitch to the skirt along this top edge that you've pinned.

How to Make Waistband with Buttonhole, step 8

Repeat these steps on the other side of the skirt.

How to Make Waistband with Buttonhole, step 9

Stitch the waistband along other top edge a skirt.

How to Make Waistband with Buttonhole, step 10

Now press the waistband seam on the face side.

How to Make Waistband with Buttonhole, step 13

Place the facing on top of the waistband, right sides together and pin the edge. Look at the arrow.
Make sure the inner part of waistband lies exactly as shown on this photo (0.8-1cm).

How to Make Waistband with Buttonhole, step 14

The leather sewing awl helps you in this step.

How to Make Waistband with Buttonhole, step 16

Place the other facing part of the waistband together and pin, matching edges as shown.

How to Make Waistband with Buttonhole, step 17

Stitch all the way before the corner, turn and stitch close to the zipper.

How to Make Waistband with Buttonhole, step 18

Snip off the corners of the waist ties as shown to reduce some of that bulk. Be careful not to cut 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 as close as possible to the edge a waistband. Better is to stitch into this seam. Do it requires a bit of precision, but is quite fine.

How to Make Waistband with Buttonhole, step 23

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

How to Make Waistband with Buttonhole, step 24

Face side a skirt

How to Make Waistband with Buttonhole, step 25

and wrong side.

How to Make Waistband with Buttonhole, step 27

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

How to Make Waistband with Buttonhole, step 28

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 foot of the button.

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