Monday, March 11, 2013
Jeans Kwik sew 3504 Completed - but too big
If you want to know how good your machine is, just make a pair of jeans. Putting to layers of denim together is nothing. Try sewing the 2 layers plus the pockets. Or try the 2 layers and 1 loop carrier that is folder 3 times and then folded again at the end. When I sewed the carriers I practically had to crank the wheel by hand. Yes, I need an upgrade (SIGH)
It took me my whole 3 hour sewing class to do the fly and zipper. I printed off
Peter Lappin's blog post and read through it. He had done a Jeans sew-along in May 2011. He used Kwik Sew's 3504 as well. He did a great job of posting the fly portion with pictures and further instructions to complement Kwik Sew's. I read through a few times (my norm when I approach a new technique). The only problem was that I forgot it at home!!!! I was stuck on one step and I could not figure it out. The picture did not show you if you sewed to the left or to the right of the zipper. Eeks. It took me 3 hours, but I followed the instructions one step at a time. I think I did a good job. It all fits together and in the proper place! Thanks Peter for the help. It gave me the confidence to plunge forward! Really, check out his blog. Really great help. He also had a men's short sew a long. Seeing as I will be making Simon's shirt really soon, I will check it out.
Tonight I will have Simon model them and I will post pictures for you! I hope he enjoys the jeans!
There will be no pictures. The pants are WAY too big. i should have listened to my instincts and made him a size small. They are ridiculously too big. I guess his coworker will get a new pair of pants.All that time wasted.