Scout Trooper – Flight Suit – Modding, Continued

Thigh Patches…

Now, time to attach them…

I’ve read that keeping the suede in the correct position while sewing is difficult. So, I’m going to try using this to “tack” them in place…

I cut a piece that will cover the area, minus the seam allowance.

Then, ironed it on.

One piece done…

Both rear pieces done…

Front pieces done, as well…

Ironing the first piece to the Flight Suit…

Tacking complete…

To be able to get the sewing machine inside to attach the suede, I had to rip out the entire front crotch seam…

Sewing the suede on…

Sewing the second front piece on…

Both front pieces attached to the Flight Suit.

Following the same process, I got the two rear pieces sewn to the Flight Suit.

So far, so good… I started sewing the four pieces together, with the “butt” seam first.

For the main crotch seam, I was looking at the old seam on the Flight Suit, and made a huge mistake. I was thinking I made the seam allowance too wide, and cut the suede back to the fold on the Flight suit seam. I’ll now need to rip the rear pieces off, and re-cut them…

Removing the suede…

Ruined patches removed.

New rear panels cut out…

Heat n Bond applied…

New rear panels sewn to the Flight Suit…

I used blue painter’s tape to mark the area where the thigh straps will go.

I then ripped the seam, inserted the elastic in 1 inch, and ran a new stitch to secure it in place.

I followed the same process to install the thigh strap on the other side of the rear patches.

I then lined up the front and back and used blue painter’s tape to mark where the straps will go on the front.

Marked and ready to rip the seam and install the thigh strap.

Thigh straps all installed.

“Butt” seam, resewn.

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