As you can see I love to sew. I love to make things that are useful and pretty. I love it when the things I make put a smile on the recipients face. And I love it when those things last and can be passed down. I've noticed on a few of Hannah's dresses that I forgot to do a zig-zag stitch on my seams and they seem to be fraying...if only I had a serger :)...
But I remembered a lesson that one of my sewing lady friends taught me and I want to share that with you today. Maybe you already know this trick and maybe it'll be new for you...but I wanted to share it anyway so that maybe at least one person can learn something new. This sewing trick is so that you have no seams showing at all...no raw or exposed edges of fabric, thus no fraying or random threads hanging out here and there.
And off to the tutorial.
I am making skirts for my daughters birthday outfits and I wanted to make them without the exposed edges...so here we go.
Measure the length that you want your skirt to be. I wanted to use two fabrics so I took the total amount and split it. Don't forget to add some extra length for the casing and hems.
Sew the pieces together on a long edge with the fabrics facing the same way. I know this is contrary to how you've learned to sew but trust me on this. Oh and skip this step if you're just using one fabric.
I realize this photo makes these look REALLY busy but they don't look that crazy in real life!Did I totally confuse you? Let me know if I can clarify anything! So did you learn anything new? Do you have a favorite sewing tip that has saved you time and headaches? Please share!