Skirt Vent Sewing Tutorial
Here is the skirt vent sewing tutorial. The kick pleat is the main and rather complicated detail. To do it correct you need have some skill of sewing a skirt.
In this post you will learn how to make the skirt vent correct and easy.
This sewing a vent is a part of tutorial how to sew a skirt.
Before drafting a skirt pattern you need decide the length of the slit and where it will be: on back part or front part.
On each side of the center (back or front) line you need add aside 5-6 cm.
Make marking on both sides of vent.
The length of the slit will be 20-25 cm including the hem a skirt.
The wrong side of the left part a vent should be fastened using the fusible interfacing, as shown.
Press the fusible interfacing with steam iron.
Add the one sided fusible strip along the edge of right side a vent, as shown.
Before stitching you need serger both edges of kick pleat.
Now start sewing a vent using sewing machine.
Turn the fabric and continue to sew. At the end of sewing this segment you need fold the edge, as shown.
Press the vent on right side along the edge of folded vent on left part.
Press along folded strip (1.5 cm) of right part a vent also.
Fold the both parts of the vent together and iron it on face side.
Now you need hem the skirt. First, serge the bottom edge of fabric.
Mark the width of hem line using ruler and chalk.
Fold the edge of fabric along marked hemline and press it.
Now we will be hemming a left part of vent. First, fold it, as shown.
Now you need stitch this segment together along the hem line.
Turn out this bottom segment of vent on the front side.
It is time to hem the skirt.
If you need make the finishing stitches along the edge of both parts a vent.
Make these stitch lines is not necessarily. Depending on the model a skirt or quality of fabrics in most cases sufficient using of steam iron.
Now your vent (kick pleat) is ready.
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