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SEWING DARTS - QUICKLY!
- Traditionally when sewing darts, you had to mark all the circles or dots along the dart legs - on both pattern pieces! So time consuming!! With this method you only have to mark the point of the dart and make two short scissor clips at the bottom edge.
- Bring the 2 clips together and fold along the center of the dart.
- Pull your machine threads long and to the front, placing the thread 1 cm (3/8") above the dart point. (The big red dot.)
- That thread is now your stitching line. Sew to within 1 cm of the point, then take 3-4 stitches as close to the folded edge as possible.
- Leave long threads and tie two knots at the end.
- Do not back stitch.
- Press darts toward the center of the garment.
Sewing with a Double Needle:
Below is a slideshow of how to use a double needle for hemming. A double needle is used mostly for knit fabrics as the stitching stretches with the fabric, but it can also be used as a top-stitch on woven fabrics, too.