Abakhan Fabrics Sewing Seams for £15

Hello

Oh BOY, is this a overdue post or what!!

As some of you may know I am MEANT to do a monthly Sewing Seams For Fifteen (SSFF) I won’t embarrass myself by saying how long this post has been in the making!!

If your new to my SSFF, This (From now on)  is a monthly show and tell, on making lovely things for £15, may that be something for me, my boys, Mr.P or my home. I will have all the links if you fancy a go too… Abakhan Fabrics have a fab online shop, and deliver everywhere! If you have a shop near by I suggest you save your sewing pennies and just dive in!

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Anyways enough of all that!!!

On to the juicy sewing stuff!

I chose a pair of shorts, I NEVER sew for me so this was a fun…

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So here we are… Do you like the linen?!?! I love the shade &  the weave is fantastic..

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I have to say I am a massive fan of Kwik Sew Patterns, their pattern paper is so  durable, Have you used them before??

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 I had lots of fun picking up the facings with this project… I stopped in my tracks when I seem this, How cute is it!!!

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I done this part on holiday hence the non overlocked edge & blurry photo (my phone)

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I loved the pattern from the start, but these pockets are just lush, They are deep enough for stuff not to fall out!

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And look at the detail on this corner, isn’t it just divine!

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And a zip shot!!

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And another!!!

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And here we are all sewn up…. Do you see the facings there, it’s the same fabric as the pockets but in a differnt colour way! I am such a fan… I’ve even kept the teeny tiny scraps JUST in case I can use them for something!

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Here’s the front view. They are a great length, I have to say some of the shorts that are out at the mo are TERRIBLE….. I mean do you really have to see so much of the bottom!! I feel old!

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A close up of the darts!

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Another Close up shot…. I’m a stickler for seams matching up, I think it’s because I used to be soooo bad at them!!!

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And here is the lovely facing fabric again…. Do you love it?!?!? I like having a secret in my sewing and this totally hits the spot!

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Did I say I loved the pockets already?!?!?!? That tiny squared off edge…. Just lush!

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So that’s my SSFF #3

I have to say, I have a vague excuse for this taking so long to sew/post… I made a rookie mistake, I cut it a size too big, body dis-morphia or what!! So I lost my mojo when I was half way through.

Anyways, on to the numbers…

Kwik Sew K3614 

£8.99

Linen

There is a few options, I was in store and got a meter for

£3

6 inch zip

£0.64

Hook and eye

£1.34

Thread

£0.65

TOTAL = £14.62

Not bad for a custom pair of shorts!!

(I have to edit here, the facing fabric was in my stash. But can be purchased here. A quarter meter would do it! )

Anyways, that’s Sewing Seams For Fifteen #3 done and dusted.

I promise you, me and Will, SSFF #4 is en-route!

Traci

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