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Minoru Sew-Along #18: Hemming, and Then We’re Done!

Thirty-five blog posts and several hundred comments later, we’re finishing up the Minoru Sew-Along! Today’s the last post of sewing instructions. We’ll follow with a series of posts showing off your finished jackets, and I’ll post some photos of my finished jacket too! Today we’ll hem the jacket to finish it off. After the sewing […]

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Minoru Sew-Along #17: The Waistline

Today we’ll give our loose, baggy jackets a sleek, flattering silhouette! We’ll sew a casing for the elastic waistline, insert the elastic, and pull it tight until we’re happy with the fit. The jacket is nearly complete at this point, so it’s easy to fit the elastic and know how it will feel in the […]

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Minoru Sew-Along #16: Stitching in the Ditch

Today we’ll do a quick sewing step: stitch in the ditch of our collar and neckline seam. I remember mentioning stitch-in-the-ditch a while back and it was a new term to many of you! Have you heard the term ‘stitch in the ditch’ before? It’s not that common in sewing patterns, which tend to favor […]

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Minoru Sew-Along #14: Putting it All Together!

Hello, sew-alongers! Thanks for your patience while waiting for these final sew-along posts. Hopefully many of you had a chance to catch up to this point! Today, we’ll start sewing our lining into the jackets, putting the whole thing together. There’s a lot to cover in this step, so stay with me as we go […]

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Minoru Sew-Along #13: Sewing The Lining

Let’s sew the lining for our jackets today! This is going to seem very familiar, as we’ll construct the lining just like we did the jacket, minus the topstitching and hood zipper. So it’s going to be pretty easy to sew it all up! After this step is done, we’ll be very close to finishing […]

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Minoru Sew-Along #12: A Useful Hanging Loop

Today, we’ll sew a useful little hanging loop into our jacket lining. This jacket feature was suggested by Rachel of My Messings during pattern testing and I loved the idea! Especially if you’re coming in from the rain, it’s so handy to be able to hang up the wet jacket by a loop and let […]

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Minoru Sew-Along #11: Little Hidden Pockets

Pockets today! I love these pockets. They’re inside, safe from the rain, and with the velcro closure, nothing’s going to fall out! Today we’ll sew on the interior patch pockets on our lining. If you’ve been running behind like me, and still haven’t cut your lining fabric yet, today’s the day! You’ll need to have […]

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