Trimming And Grading Seams

| July 14, 2010

          Depending on their location or shape, some seams require additional steps, other than pressing, to give them the desired professional look.  When doing any of these techniques, consider the fabric type carefully.  One that doesn’t ravel can be trimmed closer to the seam line than one that does ravel.  Keep clipping or notching to […]

Seam Techniques – Part B

| July 7, 2010

Working on the actual seam lines – cross seams, bias to bias seams and bias to straight seams can sometimes cause a problem.  This post addresses those types of seams and how to handle them.           Cross Seams:  Seams that cross, such as at the waistline, shoulder or underarm, should be pressed and seam finished […]

How To Make A Seam

| June 16, 2010

          The seam is the basic element of any garment and must be made with care.   Although 5/8” is the standard seam width, always check your pattern for required width in special seaming situations.  Some types of fabric, such as spandex or tricot will only require small seam allowances, so always check the pattern guideline.  […]