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Position facing pieces on top of each other, the right sides facing, stitch center back seam. Press allowances apart. Fold the placket along the FOLDLINE, right sides together. Stitch the lower edges on top of each other. Trim allowances, cut the corners at an angle (see drawing 1). Fold placket inside out. Baste edges.
Position the belt halves on top of each other, stitch center seam until you reach the fold line. Secure thread ends. Fold and press the allowances apart.(b)
Fold the belt at the FOLD LINE, right sides facing. Baste the edges on top of each other and stitch. Trim allowances, cut the corners at a slant. Fold the belt inside out through the opening of the middle seam. Baste edges, press and stitch narrowly. Sew the open seam part by hand. ©
Sew SNAP FASTERNER buttons onto the placket edge seam – sew it on the inside of the right front piece and on the outside of the left front piece. Pin the right front piece onto the left one, the centers facing. Mark the sewing lines and stitch by hand.
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