seam allowance

Three Easy Steps for Bias Bound Seams

Three Easy Steps for Bias Bound Seams

Hi Itch to Stitch Readers! Who here hates finishing their seam allowances? For me, finishing seam allowances is never one of my favourite parts of sewing. It’s not a very exciting task, and sometimes it feels like it takes forever. But unfortunately, even though it’s boring, finishing your seam allowances is an extremely important part […]

How to grade a seam allowance

How to Grade a Seam Allowance

Hi Itch to Stitch Readers! Today I would like to talk a little bit about grading seam allowances, one of the easiest ways to reduce bulk in your seam allowances and keep your garments looking smooth. But what is Grading? In the simplest terms, grading a seam allowance is cutting the layers of fabric in […]

How to Sew a Sharp Corner Without Clipping

How to Sew a Sharp Corner Without Clipping

If any of my pattern instructions involves stitching a corner, inevitably one or more of my testers would tell me, “you forgot to say ‘clip seam allowance’ in the step.” That’s what I love about my testers. These ladies are detailed and diligent. I cannot express my appreciation enough for their help. (This post contains […]

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