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magenta
Posted 2011-01-19 7:06 PM (#72091)
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Hi, I'm confused about the instructions for attaching a fly zip. Thought I'd give your method a try instead of the one I usually use. The instructions say to sew the right fly and its facing together on the straight edge then turn and press, then attach it to the garment, matching the circles. However when you try to do this, there is no seam allowance available to attach the fly, as it is inside the turned fly. Am I missing something basic here?

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Sarah
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magenta
Posted 2011-01-19 7:24 PM (#72092 - in reply to #72091)
Subject: RE: fly zipper



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Maybe the left and right fly facings should be swapped around?
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Barbie
Posted 2011-01-20 10:37 AM (#72095 - in reply to #72092)
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I usually cut three fly pieces. Two will be sewn rst together and along the curved side, then turned. That becomes the underlap, protecting delicate skin The remaining piece is the facing to the actual pant front. It is sewn along the straight side. That's the piece that needs to be cut correctly depending upon how you want the zipper to be installed as a lefty or a righty.

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Marilyn R in IL
Posted 2011-01-20 10:38 AM (#72096 - in reply to #72091)
Subject: RE: fly zipper



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I don't use these instructions, I have found the video on the Threads website by Sandra Betzina to be EXCELLENT:

http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/3831/video-an-easy-flat-fly-fro...

The video applies to PMB patterns after the fly has been attached to the pant front either in PE or with tape at the cutting table. It does not have a separate fly facing, which is only used in men's wear, I think...

HTH, Marilyn

Edited by Marilyn R in IL 2011-01-20 10:39 AM
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Karen - Tech Support
Posted 2011-01-20 10:40 AM (#72097 - in reply to #72091)
Subject: RE: fly zipper



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I did a quick look and the pieces may be reversed.  Will put on the check list.

I use a cut on fly and then the separate protector.

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Barbie
Posted 2011-01-20 12:01 PM (#72099 - in reply to #72095)
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Now that I think about it, I cut four pieces (two pairs). Then I always have the correct one available, and just don't use the other one.

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Maria in Toronto, ON
Posted 2011-01-20 1:14 PM (#72100 - in reply to #72096)
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Marilyn R in IL - 2011-01-20 10:38 AM

I don't use these instructions, I have found the video on the Threads website by Sandra Betzina to be EXCELLENT:

http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/3831/video-an-easy-flat-fly-fro...

The video applies to PMB patterns after the fly has been attached to the pant front either in PE or with tape at the cutting table. It does not have a separate fly facing, which is only used in men's wear, I think...

HTH, Marilyn


Marilyn,

Thanks for the link...I use the cut on fly and very similar method....but the video has a few less steps...I'm going to try on next pair of pants.

I love learning new things from list members.

Thanks again.


Maria in Toronto, ON
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ambro0
Posted 2011-01-20 3:25 PM (#72101 - in reply to #72096)
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Marilyn - thanks so much for posting this link - how easy is that technique!!!! Wonderful.
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magenta
Posted 2011-01-20 3:35 PM (#72102 - in reply to #72091)
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Thanks everyone. I usually use a cut-on fly as well - fewer seams at the front to add bulk where it isn't needed. If I see a new method of doing something, I usually like to give it a try, then in the end I can decide which method I like best.

Sarah
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barbara
Posted 2011-01-20 5:27 PM (#72103 - in reply to #72102)
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that method is exactly like the one I use. I got the direction from a handout at our tech school class 20 years ago.
I have used for every pair of pants I have made over the years.
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Patti
Posted 2011-01-20 7:50 PM (#72105 - in reply to #72091)
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I rewatch the Betzina video on Threads each time I do a fly zipper. It's wonderful.
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EasilyAmewsed
Posted 2011-01-20 9:03 PM (#72106 - in reply to #72091)
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Awesome, I didn't know there was a video of that. I have it in an older version of power sewing, but I like movies better.
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Tall Karen
Posted 2011-01-20 10:00 PM (#72107 - in reply to #72091)
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I just made a pair of jeans. I used my sloper to make sure the pattern would fit and made the Jalie stretch jeans. I followed their "method" and found the instructions excellent. I usually use Sandra Betzina's zipper insertions, but this time used the Jalie instructions. They were very similar but a zipper foot was not needed and there was topstitching on the fly. I also like the pocket "method" for the front scoop pockets and it could easily be transferred to PMB pockets. I'll definitely be using this again.
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magenta
Posted 2011-01-21 1:35 AM (#72108 - in reply to #72091)
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Just tried this method and it worked very well and was very quick. Next time I will cut the fly facing on because there was a bit too much bulk with the seams.

Sarah
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MAM'S SEWING ROOM
Posted 2011-01-21 2:28 AM (#72109 - in reply to #72096)
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Marilyn...thanks very much for this. This looks very easy, I usually do something very similar without the vilene, but this looks fool proof, I will try it next time I make a pair of pants.

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MAM'S SEWING ROOM
Posted 2011-01-21 2:35 AM (#72110 - in reply to #72096)
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Marilyn...thanks very much for this. This looks very easy, I usually do something very similar without the vilene, but this looks fool proof, I will try it next time I make a pair of pants.

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