Now we have our curved seams all stitched up we need to turn the seam
Oh dear! Not very attractive is it!! Don't worry - this is easily fixed as well.
When your curve is inwards - snip When your curve is outwards - cut out a v
Some people love using Pinking Shears on their curves. Pinking Shears are special scissors that have a serrated cutting edge and make cutting the v's so easy!!
After you have snipped and v'ed, roll the seam between your thumbs and fingers.
Now sometimes you will notice a pattern asking you to 'under stitch' your curved seam. This is done to keep the facing and main piece from rolling open and helps it to sit flat and, unlike top-stitching, it is not visible on the outside of the project.
To do this, press the seam towards the facing (I have marked it with an F) and sew through the main fabric and the seam allowance, on the right side. I am using my Stitch in the Ditch Foot and you can see the blade is running along the edge of the seam and the needle is moved as far as it will go to the left. This will ensure that it sews on the facing. Sew carefully along the seam, pulling the seam open as you go.
This photo shows the underside with the stitching on the facing side of the seam:
and this is our two curved seams stitched and understitched!
Neat isn't it!!
Now that we have curves sorted how about another sewing room Project??
Until next time