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How to sew flat curves

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Usually sewing curves is to make volumes like sleeves.

But you can sew flat curves !

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I advise you to use a cutting mat.

Overlay your two fabrics, wrong sides up.
(Bad photo, my grey one is under, you can see it on the right…).

Draw your curve.
(As you are on the wrong side, as I did, you can modify your line).

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With a rotary cutter, cut your fabrics together.

Take off the right piece of the first fabric and the left piece of the second one.
You should obtain two shapes which coincide.

Turn your fabrics right sides facing.

Mark some points with pins.

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Use the needle stop down function if you can.

Forget you are sewing curves !
You have to sew straight.

Moving gently your fabrics (don’t stretch them !), put the edges together and sew slowly.

To avoid folds, don’t try to sew too quickly !

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Et voilà ! Iron your seam to the side, no need to clip it !

Warning : even if you sew carefully, at the end your fabrics could be crooked.
Provide a bigger size at the start.

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  • Margret

    12 Feb 2015

    I loved your painted two-tone pillow and when you mentioned sewing curves I recalled a YouTube video I just watched recently which shows a technique for sewing curves.
    Hope you enjoy!


      13 Feb 2015

      I must admit that it’s more explicit in video mode ;-)
      Thanks for the link.

  • Polly Peachum

    22 Nov 2013

    Bravo !! Quel beau tuto qui va sûrement en dépanner plus d’une !!
    Ca c’est un chouette partage !! Un très grand merci à toi…
    Pour ma part, dès que la vie me donne enfin le temps de me remettre à ce que j’aime… je me fais une application de ton pas à pas. Je suis certaine qu’il me servira dans plein d’occasions !
    Un grand bisou pour dire Merci !

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