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« on: July 01, 2010 08:25:52 PM »

Hey ladies,
I'm having a bit of trouble with some pants.  I'm not a novice sewer, but this was my first attempt at jammie pants for my two year old son.  I used the snuggle flannel from JoAnn's for the project.  They turned out great, but I'm having difficulty with the seam on the seat busting out.  So tell me, what is the best method for sewing that seam so that it remains sturdy and can stand up to the abuse a toddler will give?  Also, I'm assuming standard thread is ok for this?
I'm sort of wondering if I need to repair those that are done already with just two lines of stitches and do future pairs with a felled seam or something.
I would love some advice from some of you who have successfully done pants like this over and over.
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« Reply #1 on: July 25, 2010 12:42:35 PM »

A French seam is really snug, but you need more of a seam allowance for that, so you would need to plan ahead.   Also, making gusseted pants help with the pants-ripping problem in the first place.
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« Reply #2 on: July 25, 2010 03:14:36 PM »

Because pj pants get so much wear and tear I think the crotch needs some pretty heavy stitching.
For the PJ pants crotch I always use the stitch that is like three straight stitches in a row ||| . And then I zig zag the edges as well.


« Reply #3 on: July 28, 2010 10:32:59 PM »

Thanks ladies.  Lucky for me, even though I got the material for four pair of pants, I only manage to get one stitched up at a time. (Go figure, with a toddler running around!)  So that at least affords me with the ability to learn from my mistakes on the nex pair.
I went ahead and put a felled seam on the latest pair.  It looks really great and is holding up well.  As one of you suggested earlier, I will go ahead and put in a little extra for seam allowance for the last pair.  (I wasn't able to do that with these as I already had them cut, but I was making them big anyway.  Why bother sewing for your kiddo if they can't grow into it a bit, right?)
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