Skirts Vent Sewing Tutorial

Skirt Vent Sewing Tutorial

The kick pleat is the main and rather complicated detail of sewing a skirt. To do it correctly you need have some skill of sewing a vent.
In this post you will learn how to make the skirts vent correctly and easily.
This vent sewing tutorial is a part of full tutorial of sewing a pencil skirt.

Skirt Vent Sewing Tutorial, step 1

Before draft a straight skirt you need decide what length will be the split and where it will be: on back part or on front part a skirt.

Skirt Vent Sewing Tutorial, step 2

On each side from the center stitching line (on back and front parts) you need add aside 5-6 cm.

Skirt Vent Sewing Tutorial, step 3

Make marking on both sides of vent.

Skirt Vent Sewing Tutorial, step 4

The length of the slit will be 20-25 cm including the wide of hem a skirt.

Skirt Vent Sewing Tutorial, step 5

The wrong side of the left part a vent should be fastened with the fusible interfacing fabric, as shown.

Skirt Vent Sewing Tutorial, step 6

Press the fusible interfacing with steam iron.

Skirt Vent Sewing Tutorial, step 7

Add the one sided fusible strip along the edge of right side a vent, as shown.

Skirt Vent Sewing Tutorial, step 8

Before stitching you need serge both edges of the kick pleat.

Skirt Vent Sewing Tutorial, step 9

Now start sewing a vent on regular sewing machine.

Skirt Vent Sewing Tutorial, step 10

Turn the skirt and continue to sew this seam. At the end of sewing this segment you need fold the upper edge of fabric on 1.5 cm, as shown.

Skirt Vent Sewing Tutorial, step 11

Fold the right side a vent along the marked line and press it, as shown.

Skirt Vent Sewing Tutorial, step 12

Now you need press along the folded strip (1.5 cm) of right part a vent also.

Skirt Vent Sewing Tutorial, step 13

Fold the both parts a vent together and iron it on face side a skirt.

Skirt Vent Sewing Tutorial, step 14

Now you need hem the skirt. Firstly, serge the bottom edge of fabric.

Skirt Vent Sewing Tutorial, step 15

Mark the width of hem line using ruler and chalk.

Skirt Vent Sewing Tutorial, step 16

Fold the edge a fabric along marked hemline and press it well.

Skirt Vent Sewing Tutorial, step 17

Now you need hem a left part of vent. Firstly, fold it, as shown.

Skirt Vent Sewing Tutorial, step 18

At this stage you can stitch this segment together along the hem line.

Skirt Vent Sewing Tutorial, step 19

Turn out this bottom segment of vent on the front side.

Skirt Vent Sewing Tutorial, step 20

It is time to hem the skirt.

Skirt Vent Sewing Tutorial, step 21

If you need, you can make vertical finishing stitches along the edge of both parts a vent.

Skirt Vent Sewing Tutorial, step 22

Make these stitch lines is not necessarily. Depending on the models a skirts, or the properties of sewing fabrics, in most cases is enough using of steam iron only.
Now your vent (kick pleat) is ready.

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