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SEAM AND HEMLINE ALLOWANCES are included on an average: 1 ½” (4 cm) for the hemline, 5/8” (1.5 cm) for all edges and stitches. Using BURDA copying paper, transfer the lines and signs of the pattern onto the wrong fabric side. Instructions can be found in the packaging.
While sewing, the right sides of the fabric are facing. Transfer all lines of the pattern onto the right side of the fabric using basting stitches.
Press the interfacing piece according to the cutting diagram onto the wrong side of the fabric.
ADVICE FOR WORKING WITH STRETCHY FABRICS:
You can achieve the best results from working with stretchy fabrics when using an Overlock machine. The seams will be especially elastic so that they won’t rip when wearing the garment. If you don’t have an Overlock machine, stitch the seams using a special elastic stitch or a narrowly adjusted zigzag stitch. Be aware that the thread tension shouldn’t be too tight. For delicate knit fabrics use a Jersey or ballpoint needle that has a rounded needle point and won’t damage the fabric.
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