Lay-up of Pants Without Sewing Machine

Lay-up of Pants Without Sewing Machine

Decommissioning is one of the areas where there are many different sewing techniques that can be used. Most of the techniques can be used for holding in pretty much everything, while some individual works best for very specific things.

The guide, I have created, for the holding of the jeans are one of those who do not can be used in so many other places. And that is why Mette Maria asked for a guide to sew a tie-up more generally, and preferably without the use of a sewing machine.

It is a great idea with such a guide, for it will be useful both for those of us who sew, and for all those who don’t sew myself, but occasionally would like to be able to put a pair of pants or a skirt up. So I will show you one of the sewing techniques, I think is best to use to sew the holding in his hand.

Holding in his hand with witches stitches

My favorite in English to lay-up in the hand are witches stitches. It is a good technique, because it both keeps filling fast for the rest of the fabric, but at the same time also ensures the edge and protect it a bit. In practice, this means that it is not so easy to get to tear this down again, and thus that not so easily damage occurs on the right of the fabric, where transfer is sewn.

A tie-up with witches stitches can not be seen on the Court, if it is made right. That being said, it is definitely easier to sew an invisible lay-up in woolen and loosely woven materials than in a cotton canvas. Don’t worry, if we do not manage to sew a completely invisible lay-up.

You can use this type of holding in pretty much everything you need to have posted up. It is especially good to pants, skirts and dresses, where the edge of the transfer are not covered by the preceding, and therefore is somewhat fragile.

Decommissioning without sewing machine – here’s how

You must use:

Sewing needle

Good quality sewing thread in a color that matches the fabric (Saba is the best – it is available in many colors in Stof2000)


Foxglove (can be dispensed with, but then you get hurt in the fingertip. Set if necessary. a piece of plaster on your right index finger before getting started, where we usually have fingerbølet).

Step 1.

Start by squeezing your lay-up, then folded when it should be Set if necessary. needles in to help keep the filling in place.

Step 2.

Tie off the thread in one side of a seam allowance, or the edge of the transfer.

Step 3.

Start your witches stitch by stitch through the fabric over the transfer. The needle must only under 1 single thread from the fabric. The needle should not be visible on the right of the fabric when you’ve stuck through it. Is the it, then take it out and try again, where the needle has a hold of even less substance, before pulling the thread through the fabric.

The needle should face with the tip toward you, but start to go down into the fabric in the direction away from you.

Step 4.

Now sew a stitch in actual transfer where you take hold of a little more substance with the needle. The tip of the needle should still turn toward you, but stinget is farther away from you than the previous one.

Repeat steps 3 and 4 alternately until you reach for a seam allowance, you must sew across.

The stitches are based on each other in a direction away from you, but the needle tip is facing all the time against you. See how it works in practice in the video.

Step 5.

When you get to a seam allowance change stitch type to throw sting. Sew only in the seam allowance and transfer, and grab the a little more substance. It makes that decommissioning will be attached more solidly at the seams, and seam allowance helps keep the filling in place and give it strength. Seam allowance carries part of the weight, if one may say so, and offloads the otherwise little vulnerable individual threads in the fabric, which carries the main part of oplægningens weight.

Once you’ve sewn over the seam allowance you continue witches stitch as in step 3 and 4.

You run out of thread along the way, if it is. is a large skirt or dress that you put up, then staple in the seam allowance, as I show it at the beginning of the video.

See in the video, how to sew a lay-up in the hand

A little wire-tip: If you can’t find a thread that matches the fabric, then select the one closest to the darker side. The darker colors and shades are seen not as clearly as the lighter, so it will be most invisible with a darker shade. And should it happen that you SEW through on the surface, so it is not quite as visible, if the thread is to the dark side.

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