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Posted on: 3/13/03 11:52 AM
Review Rating: Helpful by 4 people   Very Helpful by 2 people   
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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Jennie Pakula said...
Maxine, what do you mean by "bevelling" your scissors?
3/19/03 9:43 PM
Maxine said...
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!
4/1/03 7:54 AM
Jennie Pakula said...
Aha! That makes sense. Will give it a go.
4/7/03 10:02 PM
Maxine said...
Jennie: if you need further help - just ask, OK.
4/8/03 1:14 PM
Mrs. Miller said...
What exactly is Grading a seam?
4/23/04 3:58 AM
rratstarr said...
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.
6/7/04 9:41 PM
thaiyal said...
Maxine, That's a great tip! thank you!
12/13/05 7:28 AM
 
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