Have you ever put your pants on backward and wondered why they felt so uncomfortable?  I think we all have.  When you sew them (knit pull-on pants), it's often difficult to distinguish front from back unless you stop to compare the crotch lengths.

This is a simple, decorative technique to help you quickly identify center back of your pants waistband.

   1. Make sure waistband piece is cut the size that you need: 2 times the width of elastic plus seam allowances.

   2. With short ends together, sew waistband in a circle creating the CB seam.  Fold lengthwise with the seam to the inside and press a lengthwise crease indicating the top edge of the waistband.

   3. Designate one side for the inside of the back of the pants.  Stabilize the area to be stitched with tear-away stabilizer or iron on interfacing.

   4. With waistband unfolded, stitch over the seam using a decorative stitch pattern in contrasting color.
Here's a very short video showing you this simple procedure.  It takes a couple of minutes and is well worth it.

Happy Sewing!
Knit Tip: How to identify Center Back on Pull-on Pants (or Skirt)


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