Added Apr 11, 2007
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Clip the concave curve to increase the flexibility of the fabric (Straight or slightly biased snips of the scissor straight to the seam line, but not through it!)
Clip v-shaped notches into the Convex curve to the seam line to reduce the amount of fabric in the seam allowance.
You can do this for just one side of the piece or for both. With some fabrics it is easier to have one clean piece---less threads flying about.
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