Sewing instructions for men’s suit style jacket:
- description of the content of the sewing instructions,
- how to cut out the pattern,
- sewing the curved back,
- sewing sleeves and attaching them,
- sewing wristband or cuff, collar and inserting zip (no facing),
- sewing wristband or cuff, collar and inserting zip (with facing)
- lining the hem.
Sewing wristband or cuffs, collar and zip (with facing)
b) Fold the ribbing wrong sides together and baste (hand sew) edges together.
c) Divide ribbing and sleeve into four equal parts and mark with pins.
d) Lightly stretch ribbing and sew to sleeve, finish seams together and press up.
COLLAR WITH FACING
You use the same method to attach all three types of collar, but you will not need to stretch the non-ribbed collar.
a) Mark the centre back and shoulder seams on the collar, and on the neckline of jacket and facing.
b) Join the collar to both the jacket and the facing. Press the seams down.
c) Fold the facing down into the inside of jacket and press the collar.
Attaching the zip.
a) Fold the facing to the right side of the jacket. Jacket and facing face each other right side against right side.
b) Lay the zip right side against the jacket front, and teeth pointed inwards (towards the sleeve). The zip is between the jacket and facing. Sew the seam.
c) Fold the facing to the inside and reveal the zip. Press the seam and topstitch about 0,5 cm from the zip.
FINISHING THE COLLAR
Once the zip has been inserted, line up the collar seam. Sew around the neckline in the seam created when joining the collar so the stitching is invisible. Hand sew first if the fabric is moving around too much.