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How To Sew a Straight Seam

Watch more Easy Sewing Projects videos: Subscribe to Howcast's YouTube Channel - 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: Subscribe to Howcast's other YouTube Channels: Howcast Health Channel - Howcast Video Games Channel - Howcast Tech Channel - Howcast Food Channel - Howcast Arts & Recreation Channel - Howcast Sports & Fitness Channel - Howcast Personal Care & Style Channel - 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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