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Tips & Techniques > Sewing Curvy Seams: the hex of concave and convex- with bats!

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Posted on: 6/23/14 8:45 AM
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+ For joining concave/convex seams, a seam allowance of 3/8" or less is easier to work with than 1/2" or 5/8"

+ Use small straight pins, use them sparingly and in the direction of your stitch line.

+ Stay stitch the convex side just a hair more narrow than your seam allowance.

+ If sewing the seam flat down on the table is troublesome, try arcing the seam upward working in a tubular motion (like how the tail of a scorpion curves up)
+ Stitch with the convex side up, this allows you to "cradle" the excess cut line of the convex evenly onto the more brief cut line of the concave.

+ Remember "concave" is the inward curve... memory jog: bats in a cave.

Here is a link to the video and a few still shots.
These are brief videos in short segments straight to the point!
I'll talk about my dog some other time (I don't have a dog, acutyally lol)

Sewing Curved Seams with Catina

My apologies for the auto focus being engaged- I didn't learn how to disable this until after I posted these videos.

I have posted a downloadable pdf of these dummy pattern pieces for anyone who wants to practice to perfection!
You can get it here

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JosephineC said... (1/28/15 9:17 PM) Reply
I appreciate the tips. I've been struggling with this technique for months and now I know how to do this with a professional look. I also just subscribed to you! Wonderful presentation.
Pj3g said... (6/25/14 7:53 AM) Reply
Wonderful videos! Thank you!
Sewnla said... (6/24/14 10:21 AM) Reply
What a great video of your wonderful technique. Thank you for sharing it with us.
Lveeckgosden said... (6/24/14 0:25 AM) Reply
Thank you for the tips and videos!
mmcp said... (6/23/14 7:15 PM) Reply
Thank you, Catina!
PurpleTurtle said... (6/23/14 4:04 PM) Reply
Thanks for your tip. I watched the YouTube videos and downloaded your practice sheets. Very informative.
AtiyaAfi said... (6/23/14 11:06 AM) Reply
For a review of techniques, I found the short videos informative.
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