How To Sew A Vent
Added Feb 24, 2012
North West, Unit...
1 – Neaten the raw edges of your fabric.
2 – Using a straight stitch, sew lengthwise along the neatened edge of the extension to the wrong side, about 1cm – 3/8inch.
3 – With the right sides together, sew the back seam using a regular stitch length. Sew as far as the sewing pattern indicates but not the extension. Back Stitch.
4 – Continue to sew the extension to the hemline, using a larger stitch on your sewing machine. Do not back stitch. This will help to give the vent a crisp and sharp finish.
5 – Sew the width of the vent from the sewing pattern marking to the end. Back stitch.
6 – Snip into the corner of the vent at the seam allowance but DO NOT cut the stitching.
7 – Press the seam open including pressing the stitched vent area. Remove the temporary large stitching.
8 – Turn your work to the right side and secure the extension with a row of top stitching. The vent is now complete.
So give it a try, and you’ll realise it’s not as hard as it sometimes looks.