Sewing the stretch skirt together

Sewing instructions for stretch skirt:

Sewing skirt together

TUCKS IN THE FRONT

Front cut on fold shown flat

The front is cut on the fold. When you lay it out flat it will look like this.

Sew tucksOnce the front is cut out, sew the tucks as shown.

If the fabric requires it you may want to zig-zag or overlock the edges. This might not be necessary with most stretch fabrics.

BACK SEAMS AND TUCKS

Sew along the back seam.Sew the back seam
Sew the tucks as shown in the front. Back part sewn together with tucks

If you wish to make the back seam flatter,press the seams open and stitch over.Press and stitch over

SIDE SEAMS

Sew side seams together, same as back.Sew side seams together

HEM

Fold up the hem and press with an iron. I usually fold up a small lip of the hem then fold it over again.
Sew hem
Stich carefully, trying not to overstretch the fabric, or the hem will look stiff. Sew in small stitches rather than large because they stretch better, and they will be less chance of the stitching breaking when skirt is being worn. You could also sew this seam in zig-zag stitch, which has more stretch than straight stitching.

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