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.

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    Apr 28, 2013, 10.11 PMby Kokoluna

    Great demonstration. Really clear and easy to follow. Thank you!

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    Feb 13, 2013, 02.45 PMby cpoll3

    This was SO helpful. Very nice tutorial.

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    Dec 11, 2012, 11.21 AMby jngroen

    Very helpful.. Thanks!

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    Oct 28, 2012, 10.36 PMby gabbiezee

    Thanks for you vid! It was helpful.

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