How to Stitch a Salwar: 5/5 The Drawstring

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In this video you will learn how to stitch a drawstring for a Salwar.

Watch the previous video to learn how to stitch the inseams.

If the strip of cloth is insufficient to accommodate the entire length required for the drawstring, as in this case, cut two pieces and join them together into one strip.

Hold the ends of the pieces together as shown and stitch them with a seam.

Use reverse stitches to secure the thread.

Now, fold the raw edges towards the center, as shown, reducing the width of the strip by a third.

Place one end of the folded strip under the needle, reverse stitch and start stitching to the other end.

Keep adjusting the folds in place as you proceed along the entire length.

When you reach the end, apply a reverse stitch and cut the thread.

The drawstring is now ready to be inserted into the casing made on the waistband.

Attach a safety pin on one end of the drawstring.

Now, insert it into the mouth at one end of the the casing and gather up the fabric to either side as you inch the safety pin through to the other end of the casing.

Once it has reached the starting point, spread the drawstring uniformly along the casing.

Remove the safety pin.

You have now learnt to make a Salwar.

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