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Lesson 1: Let's Make Overalls!

Ready to make a wardrobe staple? Meet the Beckett overalls!

This project is the perfect blend of familiar, foundational sewing and skill building techniques, with the added fun of hardware! In this class Haley will guide you through each step to make the Beckett overalls.

In this class you’ll learn:


  • How to choose fabric for your desired silhouette

  • How to shorten or lengthen the inseam, tops, and/or the rise to achieve the best fit

  • How to install grommets and jeans buttons

Transcript

Hi! I’m Haley, the pattern designer here at Seamwork. Welcome to the Let’s Sew Overalls! In this class we will be sewing the Seamwork Beckett overalls.

I love this project because it has that perfect balance of familiar, foundational sewing and skill building techniques.

These overalls have a relaxed fit with a seam that hits at the natural waist, plus a straight leg. You’ll learn to sew details like the lined top, side seam button placket, and patch pockets. I’ll also show you how to install the grommets that create the cool tied strap detail.

And best of all at the end, you’ll have a pair of overalls that you can wear with pride. If you love this style as much as I do, make sure you also check out the article in the August issue of Seamwork that shares all about the history of overalls.

Ready to jump in? In the next lesson I am going to walk you through the fabrics and supplies.

Let's Sew Overalls!

Here’s what you’ll need to for this project:


  • The Beckett pattern

  • Medium to heavyweight woven fabric

  • All-purpose polyester sewing thread

  • Sewing machine needle appropriate for your fabric

  • 1/4 yard of lightweight fusible interfacing

  • Two 3/4” grommets

  • Six 3/4” buttons or jeans buttons

  • Optional: topstitching thread and a needle

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