Thursday, July 7, 2011

Finish Those Edges

Tailoring Thursdays™, Tips, Tricks and Techniques for Sewers

Finishing Those Edges

Please, for the love of all that is sewing, I ask that you finish the edges of your fabric.
You do not need a serger to this.  In fact you can finish the edges using one of 3-basic stitches found on any sewing machine. 

1.  3-step zig-zag stitch on the edge of your fabric.
2.  Regular zig-zag stitch on the edge of your fabric. 
 3.  Using pinking shears, cut the edge of the fabric.  
Then sew a straight stitch 1/4" from the edge of fabric.

Why finish your edges?  
Because it will keep the edges from fraying.  
It will make your seam allowances look professional. 
It will make me happy. ;) 

P.S. This is meant for edges of finished garments and accessories not quilts. 

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