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Burda Style 7422 Cape – part 1 and create this wonderful winter cape at your leisure.
By now, (as demonstrated in last weeks sew-a-long) you should have sewn all the small components of the sewing pattern which includes top stitching.
The back sections of the cape should have also been sewn together using a lapped seam for the centre back joining of the fabric.
We left part 1 of the sewing project at the stage where we are now ready to complete the pockets.
The pockets for this particular cape sewing pattern are for an inseam, which means that they are sewn into the seam allowance so that they become hidden pockets. BUT – for this sewing project, the inseam pocket is heightened with a welt used as a decorative feature.
In part 2 of the Burda Style 7422 Cape sew-a-long, we will look at the construction of the front of the cape before bringing it together with the back to then apply the collar. You will then be near to completion.
The Burda Style 7422 Cape Sewing Project
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1 – Introduction – You should at this stage have the small components all sewn and top stitched. Put to one side until needed (this includes the back section).
2 – Pocket Position – Place the right side of the fabric pocket onto the right side of the front side section (pattern piece 4) matching up pattern markings. Sew then trim 0.5 cm off the pocket seam allowance.
3 – Edge Stitch – Press the pocket away from the cape, covering the seam allowance then press and edge stitch.
4 – Welts – Position the welt onto the front section (pattern piece 1) and place the pocket lining on top, matching up all markings. Pin into place.
5 – Sew – Machine sew through all thicknesses.
6 – Trim – Trim away the pocket seam lining, including the welt (0.5 cm) to remove some of the bulk.
7 – Edge stitch – Put the pocket lining away from the welt and sew close to the pocket seam.
8 – Front Sections – Pin the two front sections together,(pattern pieces 1and 4) matching up pattern markings. Pin and baste.
9 – Pocket Area – Sew as close to the pocket welt as possible. Stop with the needle down in your work and the foot raised then turn your work 45 degrees and sew the pocket bag. This is an all in one process and the machine sewing starts from the shoulder of the cape, down, around the pocket, continuing to the capes hem.
10 – Neaten – Neaten the pocket seam edge.
Well we’ve almost come to completion of this beautiful cape. Join me for part 3 of the Burda Style 7422 Cape sewing project next week.
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Colleen G Lea