Making a Kilt

February 7, 2017
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I’m often asked exactly what adopts making a kilt, listed here are a few pictures showing the fundamental stages in building a traditional hand sewn kilt.

From 4 yards of double width 16oz tartan with the measure and worksheet, the method continues with marking within the apron, and working from pleating. Each pleat is carefully handsewn matching within the structure because very carefully as you can. When most of the pleats tend to be sewn the interior of pleats tend to be cut right out and covered with a hair fabric with cushioning stitches to consolidate the back of the kilt. The waistband will be attached, typically by device stitching for energy, buckles and leather straps are sewn on, and gear lops added. A cotton lining is included extraordinary for the canvas concealing most of the interior stitching. Tiny additional regions of invisible stitches can be used for hems and change ups The pleats are basted allow accurate steam pressing, the kilt will be rolled and ready for despatch.

The process generally takes about 25 hours, but usually the sewing occurs in lots of two or three hour sessions.

Source: www.paulhenrykilts.com
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