|For years, I have had trouble sewing seams that point well. These seams are called Y seams or V seams, based on their shape. I've referred to them as the "root canal of sewing." Lisa Laree's tip on machine basting elastic on waistbands gave me the idea for the following method for putting these seams together. since i've started doing it this way, I've had excellent resuts.
Disclaimer: There are other ways to do this and those may work better for you. However, you might want to give this a try if they've caused you the same pain they've caused me over the years.
1. attach the two pieces to be sewn together at the point of the "V" like this by basting perpendicular to the seam line through the v-point. Its not a bad idea to draw a mark on your fabric so you sew this basting seam perfectly perpedicular and centered. This is quite important.
2. Pin one side of the seam like this and sew that seam starting at the basting. then sew the other side, also starting at the basting. You will have to sew from the other side to do this.
3. remove basting.
I no longer get pains when sewing these.