May 2, 2014 Inseam Studios

HOW TO SEW A LINED SLIT

How to sew a lined slit finished slit

A few days ago I came across one of my first skirts that I made when I was still in school. I know, I can’t believe I still have it and, surprisingly, it fits quite well too – considering how much I love cakes!

I have always liked a lined slit at the front of my skirt, as it is not only a functional element giving you more room for movement, but can also be quite a nice design feature.

Trust me, the finish of the slit on my skirt was nowhere near perfect…well, maybe just a little! So, to make your next skirt challenge all the more interesting I have put together this lined slit tutorial for you to try.

Here are the steps for you!

STEP 1:

How to sew a lined slit step 1

How to sew a lined slit step 1.1

  • add a slit to your skirt as illustrated above and cut out all the details
  • I used a ½” seam allowance for my slit, the seam width can be changed according to your preference

 

STEP 2:

How to sew a lined slit step 2

  • stitch garment and lining seams (right side to right side)
  • seams should be stitched until points A & A2

 

STEP 3:

How to sew a lined slit step 3

  • press open garment seams right through to the hemline
  • mark lining attachment seams
  • point B2 indicates garment slit seam corner point

 

STEP 4:

How to sew a lined slit step 4

  • press lining seam open (only up to point A)
  • point B indicates lining slit seam corner point

 

STEP 5:

How to sew a lined slit step 5

  • place lining on the garment matching points A with A2 and B with B2
  • stitch seams together from point B into corner of the point A

 

STEP 6:

How to sew a lined slit step 6

  • snip out point A corner to reduce bulk
  • snip into corner B to allow fabric manipulation

 

STEP 7:

How to sew a lined slit step 7

  • open up snipped corner B and align slit and garment seams
  • stitch seams together starting from the hemline into point B
  • repeat steps 5 to 7 for the opposite slit side

 

STEP 8:

How to sew a lined slit step 8

  • press lining seams flat

I hope your lined slit turned out nice and neat! All that’s left is to finish off your hem. And a lined hem is a topic I will touch upon in the very near future.

 

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