Easy Ankle Elastic
Posted on 24 February 2014
Some of you have been asking for an alternative method to inserting & closing the elastic in the baby, toddler & girls harem pants. So here it is.
Style A: Basic Harems - Complete Steps 1 & 2 on page 10, then follow below, then proceed to Step 5 in the tutorial.
Style B: Ruffle Harems - Complete to Step 15, then proceed as above for basics.
Style C: Dinosaur Harems - Complete to Step 12, then proceed as above for basics.
Style D: Mock Pocket - Complete to Step 11, then proceed as above for basics.
Style E: Topstitched Pocket - Complete to Step 14, then proceed as above for basics.
Style F: Pocket with Binding - Complete to Step 12, then proceed as above for basics.
Girls Harems (Little Miss Fancy Pants):
Styles C, D & E - complete to Step 20 on page 31, then proceed to below. Then go back & start from Step 23 on page 32.
On the left is where you will have left off on your garment, with the hem ironed up as advised.
Step 1: Overlock or zigzag raw edge of hem. Stitch along ironed up hem from edge to edge. Backstitch each end to secure.
Step 2: Insert elastic
Step 3: Secure elastic at either end of hem
Step 4: With right sides together, sew inside leg seams from crotch to hem. Overlock or zigzag seam to finish.
Step 5: With seam towards back, stitch seam allowance neatly down at hem only.
Step 6: For Baby/Toddler Harems, go back to Step 5 on page 10 of your tutorial & proceed from there. For Girls Harems, go back to Step 23 on page 32.