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Posted on: 10/8/13 2:00 PM
Review Rating: Helpful by 6 people   Very Helpful by 6 people   
This tip/technique may seem blindingly obvious to some, but I wish I had known about it before this summer, it would have saved me so much time and trouble.

If you have to sew a corner - on a shirt collar, a pocket, or as I just did, the front of a waistcoat which has three corners when attaching the facing, don't sew to (what you hope is) 5/8" of the corner point and pivot.

Instead, sew right off the edge. Cut threads and re-present the sewing to the machine at the (now swivelled) edge, and re-start sewing at the raw edge. Everything will line up, again, at 5/8".

You were going to trim that corner sewing anyway: this way you have two lines of machine stitching, both at exactly 5/8", which help you to cut the corner point off.

Result: accurate seam lines, plus two lines of stitching at the vital corner-turning point.

Ta Daa!


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Adaire said...
I have been doing this for several years and find it much easier and the results look better.
10/9/13 7:28 AM
strongnow said...
Once you read this it seems so obvious, but if you are following pattern directions you tend to think they have a better way. Not so. Thank you for this review.
10/9/13 8:53 AM
Pam~Off The Cuff~ said...
As the writer of this tip said, ...that (copyrighted) photo is from my blog post, http://off-the-cuff-style.blogspot.com/2012/10/perfect-collar-pointsa-shirtmakers.html No harm done, but it is customary to provide the full link to the source of copyrighted books, photos, tutorials, etc.
10/9/13 9:32 AM
Handshake said...
Copyright shows on photograph. Full link to source of photograph now added to this post.
10/9/13 10:13 AM
MartiP said...
Brilliant!
10/9/13 12:12 PM
thaiyal said...
You've used a picture by somebody else without getting written permission!!! Not coool.
10/22/13 10:34 AM
Handshake said...
Photo removed.
10/22/13 3:54 PM
 
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