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Making Heroine Jeans (Part 1)

June 30, 2020

Heroine Jeansをつくる (その1)

When I was a student, I didn't have much money, so I started sewing and even made a lined jacket to wear the clothes I wanted. I made a coat for my son this winter, and I think I've done most of it.

However, I thought that I had no choice but to buy only jeans.

How this was made! It's a very milestone event in my history.

I also started sewing again recently and decided to keep a record for those who would like to try jeans one day.

First the Heroine pattern

Last year I discovered a pattern for women's jeans at Merchant & Mills. I immediately bought it from England along with the hardware kit. Looking online, it seems that people who want to make their own jeans generally buy cheap jeans and take them apart to make a pattern, but if it's your first time, I highly recommend the Heroine pattern. On the Merchant & Mills website, men's jeans are also sold as a PDF.

Heroine for women is a contemporary pair of jeans with a high rise and feminine design. I searched various photos on Instagram, but it looks cool no matter who wears it. The thickness is perfect.

Also, the instructions on how to make it were very easy to understand. If you follow the instructions carefully, the jeans will come out naturally. The thickness of the fabric is controlled so that it can be made with a home sewing machine. Of course, if you get used to it, I think you can make it in a full-fledged way.

I did a video the other day explaining some common English sewing terms, and there were some new words. The word tack comes up often, and it seems that this also means "discipline." And Bartack is reinforced by sewing like a stick with a thin zigzag sewing machine. French Seam is a method like so-called bag sewing, but it seems that the seam allowance is shown on the front side first.

Continued in (Part 2).






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