Tuesday, February 22, 2011
Button fly trouser tutorial
I normally have a design in mind and then just experiment until it ends up looking like I imagined (which sometimes, it never does ;) You could probably call it freestyle sewing.
Online tutorials are a huge help to me and I am very thankful to the people who take the time to share their knowledge that way.
When Rae asked me to take part in 'Celebrate the Boy' I wanted to take it as an opportunity to repay the favour. I was also glad to escape the oh so popular dress-skirt-pink theme and make some boys clothes.
Button flies are just those kind of interesting details of simple designs I really like. You can add them to any simple trouser pattern.
Here is how to ( I hope it all makes sense):
this one, for example) and mark the waistband and fly (don't forget to add seam allowance).
2. You'll need 2 pieces for the fly - the fold and the button placket.
3. Mark the fly on the trouser front.
4. Starting at the mark you made for the fly, sew together the two front parts (leaving some space at the end to sew the trouser legs together later on)
6. Top stitch along the mark.
7. Sew on button placket.
8. Fold over and iron.
10. Attach waistband to trousers.
11. Sew button holes.
12. Top stitch along the centre seam of the trousers starting just above the bottom end of the fly (which holds the two parts of the fly together) Finally, sew on buttons.