Sewing the Waist Button Tab
Posted on December 01 2021
Pants that Mix n Multiply
In this blog I'm going to discuss the details about how to sew and apply the waist closure tab (In the book, I've called it the Buttonhole Extension Piece).
First of all, the left side is closed using an invisible zipper. (Sure-Fit Designs offers great, easy instructions for applying an invisible zipper in the 4-DVD tutorial set called Make it Sew
Here you'll find my video instructions for enclosing the bottom of the zipper tape so that you don't get scratched.
Then, you add 1" (2.5cm) wide elastic at the waist edge. Zigzag it in place thereby attaching it to the top edge of the pants.
Then start constructing the Waist Button Tab (the Buttonhole Extension Piece).
Now, turn the tab right sides out.
Place on the inside of the waist edge. Turn the elastic over to enclose the cut end of the tab.
Stitch to secure.
And ta da!...the right side view.
Just add the button on the inside of the opposite side of the waist edge to finish. This is really a great, easy and neat finish for the waist edge.
Glenda the Good Stitch