Sewing Jeans Part 2, Prepare the Fly Zip


Sewing Authentic Jeans Part 2 Sewing Jeans – Prepare the Fly The Jeans featured here are made up in medium
weight grey stretch denim together with the Sleeveless Top Both patterns can be downloaded from my website These are all the pieces that we need for
our fly front The fronts, the left fly extension, the two
pieces of interfacing and the right front zip guard So, we have our two fronts, right side facing
down We have stay stitched around the top edge
to stop stretching We need to remove the fly extension from the
left front We want a firm edge here If these were ladies slacks I would use the
extension as it is and just fold the edge, with interfacing behind but jeans need something a little more robust
here I am marking the centre front, taking the
line from the notch to the tailors tack So I cut off this piece, we don’t need it and we are going to iron on one of the pieces
of interfacing We cut off the seam allowance here as well We want this to line up with the centre front.
Like so Iron on with no steam and with the temperature
not too hot Remember you must always test your iron temperature
on some spare pieces of fabric before hand Although pure cotton denim is ironed at a
high temperature Stretch denim has the addition of elastic
fibres which may dissolve if the iron is too hot always test Next we attach the left front facing We can put the right front on one side So right sides together, pin and stitch along
the centre front Stitch from edge to edge That’s stitched all the way down along the
centre front We are going to press the seam towards the
extension Use a little steam We want a nice sharp edge Next we iron the second piece of interfacing
to the right front fly extension Again you don’t want steam when ironing on
the interfacing Next we join the two fronts. Match carefully We are going to stitch all the way down to
the end Firstly we are going to machine baste Then at the tailor’s tack we are going to
change to the regular machine stitch So pin, we are going to stitch over the previous
stitching This is the important mark I have a basting setting on my machine that
does a double length stitch If your machine hasn’t got this feature then
just set your machine to its longest stitch So I stop here to change to the regular stitch Take your time especially when sewing over
pins So the fronts are now joined, basted to this
point We need to clip the curve below the tailor’s
tack Press the seam towards the left front Then press open the centre front Just clip up to the seam here so that the
lower section can be pressed to the left We are now ready to insert the zip I have both fronts and the left extension
to the left with the right extension alone on the right We are going to place the zip face down with the edge of the tape along the centre seam line Pin in place ready for stitching Coming Next – in Part 3 we will stitch the
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11 comments

  1. I don't know how to thank you, and thanks so much for the great camera angles, it's easy to understand for the beginners. You have given good tips on this video specially the use of weights instead of pins,I like that idea. Thank you so much Angela for this great video. 

  2. Thank you, Angela!
    The fly opening is usually the most confusing part in trousers/jeans sewing. You make is so clear and easy! 
    I have a question – is it alright to use narrow stay-tape instead of the stay stitch on the pocket top edges? Or you wouldn't recommend it?
    Is it a low- or mid-cut jeans pattern?
    PS – shared via Pinterest
    Thank you. ~ Iryna

  3. hello Angela thanks for your teachings, i have a big size jeans and i want to sew from them a small size i need your advice thank you

  4. can I layout my paper cutting horizontally instead of vertically because my jeans width is 90 inches.

  5. I wish I had known ahead of time that there are no written instructions included with the pattern, but that there is only video instructions.
    Video instructions are particularly difficult, because the video keeps playing along while I am trying to follow, and thanks to the magic of editing, you are moving much faster than I am able to. As such I find myself hurrying to keep following along or running back and fourth across the room to start, stop and restart the video. It would have been really nice if there were at least simple written directions included with the pattern. Or if there were at least a warning included before the 'buy now' button that warned potential buyers that there are no written instructions.

  6. Your videos are so helpful!! I’m doing my third pair now, and I owe it all to you. I’ve watched these all several times now.

  7. IMHO, THE easiest, neatest and most logical process. This can be adapted to sewing Slacks.

    The video is well-presented. It has the fillowing – clean background, overhead camera shots, close-up shots, non-hurried verbal and visual procedures, few but effective sentences/phrases, etc. Just brilliant.
    Thank you Ms. Kane.

  8. Clearly explained. Talking not rushed. Almost thrifty in a very nice way. Visually pleasing. Easy to follow. Very logical. I'm adapting your technique if you don't mind. Thank you so much.

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