Sewing on a waistband or a cuff

Look at these pants.


Can you see it?

Can you see this amazing waistband sewn on with a surgical precision?? In pleather??

Now look me in the eye and say that you don’t want to know how Alethia of Sew Much Talent managed to sew such a perfection.

I just had to know, so I asked her. And just as well. This waistband was sewn “inside out”. Alethia started from the inside and finished on the outside: not the way they usually teach you.

So today you get to learn a new trick, you lucky thing. Behold Alethia’s waistband (or a shirt cuff) sewing tutorial. Click on images for bigger pictures and explanations.

Thank you Alethia!

All images belong to Alethia and used with her permission.

Lena Merrin
Lena Merrin

A dressmaker of many years, I enjoy drafting patterns and create custom garments.

15 thoughts on “Sewing on a waistband or a cuff

  1. mrsmole says:

    Alethia is an amazing professional seamstress who is transitioning from David’s Bridal wedding alterations manager to her own custom clothing business…so excited for her as she begins her business! Thank you, Lena, for such perfectly easy photos on that tricky waistband!

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