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Pressing is different than ironing: It sets and blends stitches for nice, crisp seams. Sewing because murder is wrong poster. Just place your iron on the fabric, leave it there for a few seconds, then remove it. Try not to wiggle your iron back and forth (the way you would when ironing a shirt), as that can stretch the fabric.
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Whether you’re sewing straight or curved edges, staystitching is your BFF stabilizer; its purpose is to prevent stretching and distortion on the bias edge. To staystitch, set your stitch length to 1.5 and make sure the stitch is ⅛” from the sewing line. Make sure not to move the fabric around too much; even a little can cause distortion. Sewing because murder is wrong poster. Seams can get bulky when you have lots of corners and curves, and that can make it tough to lay your items flat. But if you clip a corner at a diagonal, as close to the seam as you can, you’ll get a crisp corner when you turn it right-side out. The same principle applies to curves : Remove some of the bulk for a flatter seam. Curves that look like mountains should be notched while curves that look like valleys should be clipped. After you sew a seam, finish it to prevent unraveling and to keep the inside of your clothes looking just as nice as the outside. Usually, you can pink the seams with a pair of pinking shears to finish them, though it all depends on your fabric and garment. This is an easy way to create appliqués for clothes or cushions out of patterned fabric. Roughly cut around the motif you want, leaving plenty of extra room. Trim the motif, making sure to leave space to sew your seams. Then place the motif on the fabric, using a spray adhesive to keep it in place as you sew a satin stitch around it.