Once you've sewn the inside edge, turn the breeches
back right side in. In the picture
to the left, you should be able to make out the inside seam.
You are now ready to fold the hole edge in and
sew it down.
In the case of this project, the fabric (hemp
drilling) is very thick and therefore very difficult to sew down
with a running stitch. We've used the easier (much more uncommon
in the 18th century - we hope the stitch police don't catch us!)
whip stitch to secure the edge.
When you are patching linen shirts and the like,
use a running stitich at this juncture. (or we will turn you in
to the stitch police and they will exterminate you!)
Again, if you are confused about which stitch
is which, consult the books listed in the Housewife