What We Often Forget about Sewing Curves
Curves need to be sewn as curves!
Sewing nice and clean seams is very critical in the final appearance of the garment. It is not enough to make the stitch on the sewing machine.
The way the fabric is handled while sewing, plays a great role in how the garment will hang at the end.
When sewing curves, most people tend to straighten the fabric and sew curves as if they were straight lines. This may cause the fabric to fray and distort the final fit of the garment.
- A curved line joining two points is longer in length than a straight line. If you are trying this for the first time, use pins to keep the shape of the curve or tacking stitches, to give you a guide of the curved sewing line you need to follow.
- Then, stitch slowly around the curved seam, always keeping the same distance between your seam allowance and the presser foot. These steps will help you sew curves that look and feel better.
Our last tip: practice makes perfect!