Super G SAL: Day 2
Welcome to Day 2 of the Super G SewAlong!
If you don’t have your pattern yet, you can get it here.
Need to catch up?
Check out Day 1 HERE on the blog. It’s got lots of tips for sewing activewear, as well as information on supplies, sizing, and cutting into your fabric.
Today we are going to be constructing our side pockets, and sewing our center front seam. If you are sewing the no side seam version (view B), you’ll have a pretty easy day today, just sewing that center front seam!
Reverse Coverstitching Detail
I have done two seperate videos for today, depending on which view you plan to sew. Both include a video tutorial for how to do the reverse coverstitching. This detail isn’t a required part of assembly, but adds extra strength to your seams, and a cool Ready To Wear look.
In RTW, the look is achieved by using a special industrial flat lock machine, whcih sews the pieces together and adds the coverstitch detail at the same time. I don’t have access to that type of machine, so I’ve mimicked the look with my serger and coverstitch machine. Your sewing machine may also have some fun decorative stitches that you can use to topstitch- just be sure to use a walking foot so you don’t stretch out your seams.
Also, it’s worth noting that you can make one leg iwth side pockets and one without- that’s what I’ve done on one of my pairs, and I love it! In that case, check out both of my videos below.
Ready? Let’s get started!
View A video (Side Pockets)
View B Video (no side pockets)
Questions? Thoughts? What version are you planning on making? Don’t forget to check back tomorrow for the next installment in our Super G Sew Along Series!
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Have you ever lined the gusset? At.least a partial lining? How would I do that? Thanks!!
I haven’t lined the gusset, but its certainly possible. I would trace off the part you want to line as a seperate piece and then baste the lining to it, then treat them as one.
Hi Sarah, thank you for taking the time. To create video tutorials. When using your coverstitch, what determines when to use 2 or 3 needles. Do you use the seam as a guide for lining the right needle as a reverse stitch with looper on the right side of outfit?Or, do you use the middle needle to go right down the seam? Thank you.
I use 3 needles when I do a reverse coverstitch. When I do this, I press the serged seam to the left, and from the wrong side I stitch with the farthest right needle just over the edge of the seam. One needle ends up being pretty much in the middle, and the farthest left needle usually ends up right on or slightly off the edge of the seam allowance. Hope that helps!
Do you use Maxi-lock serger thread or stretch thread for the reverse coverstitch? Thank you!
I just use regular maxi lock!
I’m new to coverstitching and I’m having problems when I’m coverstitiching a seam that crosses over another seam. The bulkiness of the seam causes the coverstitch to skip stitches. Should I just avoid doing this all together?
No- but try pounding your seams with a hammer before coverstitching them, and help the machine feed the fabric through with your fingers. Honestly, some machines are just better at this than others, but some of these techniques can help!