Whether you're traveling in the Mediterranean or just keeping cool during summer, a stylish and loose-fitting pair of linen pants is a must-sew. ,Add a monochromatic Greek-inspired embroidery design on the pocket for a subtle yet fashionable much.
MATERIALS * Blank Slate Oceanside Pants pattern (See "Sources.") * Linen fabric (amount according to pattern envelope plus 1/4 yard) * Paper-release adhesive tear-away stabilizer * 1/2"-wide elastic (amount according to pattern envelope) * Thread: all-purpose, bobbin & embroidery * Needles: 75/11 embroidery & all-purpose * Heat-removable fabric marking pen (See "Sources.") * Greek key embroidery design (approximately 1 1/4"x81/4") PREPARE * From the linen fabric, cut one pants pair, two pocket pairs, two ties and two 10"xl4" rectangles. Transfer the pattern markings. * Zigzag- or serge-finish the pant raw edges. EMBROIDER * Load the embroidery design onto the machine. Copy the design, and then rotate 90[degrees] clockwise. * Align the vertical design close to the left embroidery perimeter edge. Align the horizontal design below the vertical design, aligning the design left short edge with the vertical design long left edge and spaced 1/4" from the vertical design. [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] * Mirror the vertical design horizontally and the horizontal design vertically. If needed, change thread color changes to all one color. * Measure the design to ensure it fits along the pocket inner and lower edges; resize if needed. Save the design as the Left Pocket design (A). [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] * Group both designs, and then mirror the design horizontally. Save as the Right Pocket design. * Load the Left Pocket design onto the machine. Install a new size 75/11 embroidery needle. Thread the needle with embroidery thread and the bobbin with matching bobbin thread. * Hoop one layer of paper-release adhesive tear-away stabilizer with the paper side facing up. Score the paper along the hoop inner perimeter. Remove the paper to expose the adhesive. * Position one linen rectangle right side up over the adhesive, centering the rectangle within the hoop. Smooth the fabric onto the stabilizer (B). [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] * Place the hoop onto the machine. Reduce the machine stitching speed by half. Embroider the design. * Remove the hoop from the machine and the stabilizer from the hoop. Remove the stabilizer from the design wrong side just around the design perimeter. * Repeat to embroider the Right Pocket design onto the remaining linen rectangle. CONSTRUCT Use 1/2" seam allowances unless otherwise noted. * Position the left pocket rectangle right side up on a flat work surface. Measure and mark 1/4" from the design outer edge using a heat-removable pen. Measure and mark 8 1/4" from the horizontal line to the rectangle upper edge. Measure and mark 5 5/8" from the vertical line to the rectangle right edge. Draw a 1/2" seam allowance from the lines (C). * Cut out the pocket along the seam allowance line (D). * Repeat to cut out the right pocket rectangle. * With right sides together, position one embroidered pocket over one linen pocket. Stitch the pocket perimeter, leaving an opening along the long edge opposite the embroidery for turning. Trim the pocket corners. Turn the pocket right side out through the opening. * Position a terrycloth towel over a pressing surface. Place the pocket embroidery side down on the towel. Press flat, using steam. If needed, use starch to remove any stubborn wrinkles. * Repeat to stitch the remaining pocket. * Topstitch each pocket perimeter 1/6" from the edge. * Stitch a buttonhole on each pocket wrong side at the pattern markings. Fold each pocket flap along the designated line; press. * Position the left pocket over the pants left side, aligning the pocket at the pattern markings; pin. Topstitch the pocket perimeter 1/16" from the edge and over the previous stitching line. * Repeat to attach the remaining pocket over the pants right side. * Finish constructing the pants according to the pattern guidesheet.
Greek Key design: Great Notions, Abstract Border (GN01-64088); embroiderydesigns.com
Shop Sew it All carries the Blank Slate Oceanside Pants pattern and Pilot FriXion heat-erasable pens: shopsewitall.com.