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The Otari Hoodie Sew Along #9: The Zip tape

It’s time for the the final bits of the Otari Hoodie zipper: covering the zip tape with a finishing ribbon or tape, and doing topstitching. Buy the Otari Hoodie Pattern Here In the previous Otari Hoodie Sew Along posts I covered: #1 Choosing fabric #2 Pattern alterations to get the perfect fit, & cutting out #3 Sewing Preparation: interfacing & choosing stitches  #4 View A Pockets #5 View B Pockets – including a hack to add binding to them #6 Sleeves & Side Seams  #7: Hem & Sleeve Bands  #8 The Zip The numbering of the instructions in this post corresponds to the numbering of the pattern’s instructions. The Zip Tape Tip>>> Covering the zip tape where it sits on the inside of the hoodie results in a smoother finish, that feels nice against the skin, and looks nicer when your zip is open. I usually use twill tape to cover my zip backs, but you can also use bias tape, and more robust types of ribbon, like rayon (viscose) grosgrain.  I wouldn’t recommend polyester tapes, as …

The Otari Hoodie Sew-Along #8: The Zip

We’ve come to the tricky bit in the Otari Hoodie Sew-Along: zips.  (oooh!)  I’ll be showing you the zip interfacing step (and explaining why it’s so important), and how to install your zip. To keep the post from getting too long, I’ll do the finishing bits, with ribbons/tape and topstitching in tomorrow’s post. Buy the Otari Hoodie Pattern Here In the previous Otari Hoodie Sew Along posts I covered: #1 Choosing fabric #2 Pattern alterations to get the perfect fit, & cutting out #3 Sewing Preparation: interfacing & choosing stitches  #4 View A Pockets #5 View B Pockets – including a hack to add binding to them #6 Sleeves & Side Seams  #7: Hem & Sleeve Bands  For this part of the Sew Along I’m going to be using images taken when making the original sample Otari Hoodies for the pattern launch, AND images from the hoodies I’m sewing along, because there are different ways to do some steps, and I want to show you the options! The numbering of the instructions in this post corresponds …

The Otari Hoodie Sew Along Part 7, Bands, thedreamstress.com

The Otari Hoodie Sew-Along #7: Hem & Sleeve Bands

We’re more than halfway along in the Otari Hoodie Sew-Along!  Today’s post covers adding the hem and sleeve bands, and then it’s on to zips. Buy the Otari Hoodie Pattern Here In the previous Otari Hoodie Sew Along posts I covered: #1 Choosing fabric #2 Pattern alterations to get the perfect fit, & cutting out #3 Sewing Preparation: interfacing & choosing stitches  #4 View A Pockets #5 View B Pockets – including a hack to add binding to them #6 Sleeves & Side Seams  For this part of the Sew Along I’m going to be using images taken when making the original sample Otari Hoodies for the pattern launch. The numbering of the instructions in this post corresponds to the numbering of the pattern’s instructions. The Hem Band 15. Fold your hem band wrong sides together, lengthwise, so it forms a long narrow band, and press. 16. Right sides together, matching notches and front edges, pin/clip and sew your hem band to the bottom edge of the hoodie. Tip>>> You’ll need to stretch the hem band slightly …