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How To Sew a Straight Seam

Watch more Easy Sewing Projects videos: http://www.howcast.com/guides/110-Easy-Sewing-Projects Subscribe to Howcast's YouTube Channel - http://howc.st/uLaHRS Learn how to sew a straight seam with these easy, step-by-step instructions. Howcast uploads the highest quality how-to videos daily! Be sure to check out our playlists for guides that interest you: http://howc.st/ytmainplaylists Subscribe to Howcast's other YouTube Channels: Howcast Health Channel - http://howc.st/HOE3aY Howcast Video Games Channel - http://howc.st/tYKKrk Howcast Tech Channel - http://howc.st/rx9FwR Howcast Food Channel - http://howc.st/umBoJX Howcast Arts & Recreation Channel - http://howc.st/vmB86i Howcast Sports & Fitness Channel - http://howc.st/vKjUjm Howcast Personal Care & Style Channel - http://howc.st/vbbNt3 Howcast empowers people with engaging, useful how-to information wherever, whenever they need to know how. Emphasizing high-quality instructional videos, Howcast brings you experts who provide accurate information in easy-to-follow tutorials on everything from makeup, hairstyling, nail art design, and soccer to parkour, skateboarding, dancing, kissing, and much, much more. Step 1: Align the fabric to be hemmed and pin it in place. Align any notches, dots, or other pattern markings when pinning the pieces together. Tip Placing pins perpendicular to the fabric edge about two inches apart will help to keep your fabric in place when sewing. Step 2: To determine seam allowance, measure the distance on the needle plate from the needle to the right of the presser foot. Mark the distance with a piece of masking tape on the needle plate. Step 3: Put the fabric under the presser foot and line up the edge with the masking tape seam guide. Step 4: Lower the presser foot and check that the fabric has not shifted. Step 5: Sew the fabric together, keeping the fabric lined up with the seam guide. Remove pins when they are two inches from the presser foot. Did You Know? A sewing machine made for the German Royal Family around 1865 sold at auction for $41,000 in 1997.
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