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Sewing the Perfect Dart


At a glance

Video Duration: 7 minutes

You’ll love this video if:

  • You are new to garment sewing
  • You are having trouble getting your darts to lay flat
  • Your darts are creating a pointy shape at the bust

Techniques Demonstrated in this Video:

  • How to transfer dart markings from your pattern to the fabric
  • How to line up and position a dart accurately
  • How to avoid adding bulk to the dart tip when sewing
  • How to press dart allowance properly


In this video, Denise Wild will share her secret to sewing the perfect dart! This tutorial will teach you how to sew smooth, professional looking darts every time. Darts are found at the bust and waistline of garments and allow fabric to contour around the curves of the body, adding shape.

Watch a sneak peak!

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.