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Grading Your Seam Allowances and Under-Stitching

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At a glance

Video Duration: 4 minutes 34 seconds

You’ll love this video if:

  • You want to reduce the bulky appearance of a seam
  • Your linings or facings keep rolling towards the outside of the garment
  • You want to ensure a tidy, professional finish

You will Learn:

  • How to press your seam allowances correctly
  • How to grade seam allowances
  • Where and how to understitch your seams

Description

Denise Wild explain when and how you need to grade your seam allowances, as well as show you how to accurately understitch to ensure the seam lays smooth and flat, and stays in place when worn. She’ll explain when and how you need to grade your seam allowances, as well as show you how to accurately understitch to ensure the seam lays smooth and flat, and stays in place when worn. These professional finishing techniques will dramatically improve the look of your finished garments!

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About the Expert:


Sewing expert, magazine editor, and author Denise Wild is the Founder of LoveSewing and The Sewing Studio and the Content Director of BurdaStyle. Denise started teaching sewing classes in her Toronto apartment in 2004, and those classes evolved into The Sewing Studio New York, now one of North America’s leading sewing schools. Denise is the Editorial Director of BurdaStyle US magazine, and has worked as a magazine editor since 2000 for top national publications including FLARE, House & Home, Faze, and ANOKHI. Denise wrote the popular sewing reference book Mend & Make Fabulous, and has written for numerous publications and networks including Hello!, Elle, HGTV, W Network, Glow, Elevate, Chatelaine, and Slice.