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Friday, 25 April 2014 00:00

How to Sew a Trim in 5 Steps

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For most clothiers, making a particular garment that fits and wears well is just half the job; completing it with minor details can be just as important. As discussed in a previous post (What Are Trims and Trimming?), adding trimming to a piece is a great way to make it more unique, stylised and even shapely, and what’s great is how easy and quick it can be!
Step 1: Choose Your Trimming It starts with finding trimming that looks great with the fabric you’re working with.   Step 2: Line It Up Line your trimming up on the garment it’s going on, taking care to follow a seam exactly or run along a free line of your choosing. It can help to take measurements here to ensure it’s straight.   Step 3: Pin It & Trim It Leave about a thumb’s width of slack on either end before you trim off the excess, then fold the top over so you don’t get an abrupt, tacky end for your trim, and pin that baby down!   Step 4: Sew Down With the trimming firmly pinned into place, simply sew down along it, either running straight through or following the shape of the trimming.   Step 5: Fold Again Just like with the start, fold the bottom of the trim over for a nice, full-looking trim.   See more about our trims and embellishments by clicking here.   To book a free consultation with us phone (03) 9509 4633 d'Italia is open 7 days 10am-5pm and is located at 62 Glenferrie Road, Malvern, Melbourne  
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