Sewing is a fun and creative way to keep you entertained and relaxed. Sewing has great benefits that go from making and mending your own clothes to helping cloth the kids’ dolls. This is a very cost effective exercise as clothes are becoming ever more expensive. When sewing you want a straight line, the way to achieve that is with a seam guide.
Your seam is very important when sewing; this will determine whether or not you can get your hand in your pocket or even your leg right through those pants you just made. With a seam that isn’t straight not only will the item look a little off, it really won’t function the way you want it to.
This is the role and importance of having and using the guide. After all, what’s the point of having something if you are not going to make use of it? Perhaps the question is, most people see it there but what is it and how does one use it?
So the question is how does this guide work? What is its function and how do you know you have one? Well the sole purpose of the guide is to keep your seams running straight. This is normally a metal plate with measurements and lines to follow. Most sewing machines have one, if yours does not you can easily make one.
Once you have yours set up, homemade or factory supplied you can start working. Remember to keep an eye on the marking, you have chosen, while you sew. If you take your eyes off the marking then chances are you will go skew. When you are done you can either remove your home made one, or leave it in place for future use. It may be a good idea to write the measurement on the tape.
Now that you have your marking in place you are ready to get sewing. Line up your material on the chosen measurement and start sewing. Remember to keep an eye on the material and the guide to make sure you do not go off line. Go at a speed that you feel comfortable with, just remember that too fast and too slow is also a problem, you will learn as you practice.
This means that your material can quite easily squish against it and even lift up against it. This will cause you to think you going straight but actually go just as skew as before. If you remember to hold your material firmly and keep an eye on it, you should have no problems sewing straight and beautifully.
Remember that even with a raised one, you can still go off- line. This is due to the materials flexibility. Keep an eye on what you’re doing at all times and you will get to sewing straight in no time at all. Soon you won’t just be mending old clothes, but making new ones too.
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Author: Eloise HewittThis author has published 60 articles so far.