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Tips & Techniques > Seam grading in one fell swoop

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Posted on: 3/13/03 11:52 AM
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Instead of spending time trimming both sides of a seam to grade, just bevel your scissors and trim both at the same time. Now look at what you have done; you will find grading has automatically taken place! Try this out on a scrap of fabric first - it does work!!

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thaiyal said... (12/13/05 7:28 AM) Reply
Maxine, That's a great tip! thank you!
rratstarr said... (6/7/04 9:41 PM) Reply
It's actually the seam allowance that is graded. It means that each layer of fabric in the seam allowance is trimmed slighly longer than the one before it.
Mrs. Miller said... (4/23/04 3:58 AM) Reply
What exactly is Grading a seam?
Maxine said... (4/8/03 1:14 PM) Reply
Jennie: if you need further help - just ask, OK.
Jennie Pakula said... (4/7/03 10:02 PM) Reply
Aha! That makes sense. Will give it a go.
Maxine said... (4/1/03 7:54 AM) Reply
Jennie: sorry for late submission of answer. Have been on my hols. Bevelling means, in essence, tilting your scissors to the right (or left if left-handed).....hope your trial sample works!
Jennie Pakula said... (3/19/03 9:43 PM) Reply
Maxine, what do you mean by "bevelling" your scissors?
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