This is the last day of the sew-along, and is far behind schedule. This little project is the “Baby-in-the-Hood Jacket” from the book, Handmade Beginnings: 24 Sewing Projects to Welcome Baby. I was a bit distracted by my two smallest ones turning one year old today, and let myself fall behind. Today I’m supposed to be attaching the buttons, but what do ya know….I forgot to buy buttons for this one. Oops! So, I’m going to briefly walk you through sewing on the plackets, and then show you my buttonless near-finished product.
Take your placket pieces and fold one of the long edges in 1/2 inch. Press this well. Place your strip of fusible interfacing on the placket piece and make sure that it is at least 1/2 inch from the other edges. Fuse it in place.
Take your 1×16″ strip of fabric and press it in half, right sides together. Unfold it and fold each long edge in towards the crease. Press it. You should end up with a 16″ long, very skinny strip, with all of the raw edges hidden on the inside. Cut this into 4 equal pieces. Pin those pieces onto the outer part of the jacket front and tack down with your machine.