Sewing Tip: How and Why to Sew Directionally


When the seamline is not parallel to the warp or weft, it is important to stitch with the direction of the grain. In addition, stitching in the same direction on both garment sides is critical. On an A-line skirt, for example, stitching the front and backs together from the hem to the waist on one side seam and from the waist to the hem on the other side seam renders one side longer than the other.

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When sewing garment pieces together, stitch both sides in the same direction.

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