SIGNUP - FREE Membership and 1 FREE Sewing Lesson
| FAQ | Login
Platinum Sponsor
Fabulous Fit
Fabulous Fit

Tips & Techniques > Pinking shears to trim curves

Viewed 5872 times
Posted by: newmama
photo
Friend of PR

 
 
About newmama starstar
SC United States
Member since: 6/28/09
Reviews: 76 (tips: 2)
Body Type:
Skill level:Intermediate
Favored by: 14 people
more...
Report a problem with this review
Posted on: 1/13/11 3:08 PM
Review Rating: Helpful by 4 people   Very Helpful by 13 people   
Well, the name pretty much gives it away! I saw this tip on a sewing show not too long ago.
When trimming curved seams, you're often supposed to clip the inner curves or notch the outer curves. Using pinking shears is a really quick and easy way to cut notches.

<< Previous    Next >>

Add Tip/Technique    Read All Tip/Techniques


4 Comments
Login to Add a Comment
emclaus said... (2/2/11 1:22 PM) Reply
There are now pinking rotary cutters. I have one and I really like it.
SandiMacD said... (1/14/11 9:43 AM) Reply
Yep, I think pinking shears are making a comeback. I grew up with them! Love them for serger curves and corners too.
dfr2010 said... (1/14/11 9:36 AM) Reply
I've been doing this for a little while now ... didn't realize it was a secret. LOL Works like a charm, as well.
woole bully said... (1/14/11 8:31 AM) Reply
hmm, i never thought about it but am willing to give it a try. thanks!
 
adv. search»
pattern | machine | member
        
Online Class
Beginners Guide to Dyeing Fabrics
Beginners Guide to Dyeing Fabrics

Class Details

Online Class
The Contemporary Couture Jacket
The Contemporary Couture Jacket

Class Details

J Stern Designs Womens Jeans Pattern

J Stern Designs Womens Jeans Pattern

Pattern Details
Victoria Jones Collection Misses' Pareau Style Wrap Dress

Victoria Jones Collection Misses' Pareau Style Wrap Dress

Pattern Details

Conditions of Use | Posting Guidelines | Privacy Policy | Shipping Rates | Returns & Refunds | Contact Us | About | New To PR | Advertising

Copyright © 2015 PatternReview.com® , OSATech, Inc. All rights reserved.