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Video: Accurate Darts without Permanent Marks

Nov 02, 2008

Gary Junken

with Shirley Smith

It’s easy to achieve perfect darts that shape the bust, hips, waist, and back of a garment, provided you remember to mark accurately, stitch carefully, and press gently.

In this video, Shirley Smith, a sewing teacher and author from Salmon, Washington, demonstrates a method of marking that can be used on even the sheerest of fabrics. With a little practice, using pin tacks and some 1/4 inch tape as a guide, you will be an expert at sewing accurate darts.

Shirley Smith’s article “Lapped Zippers Rule!” appeared in the October/November 1998 issue of Threads.

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  1. JCKelly August 1st

    Thank you so much for the video. This should solve my proplem to sew to the end point smoothly.

  2. RBJarmon April 5th

    Thank you so much for that video. It is extremely helpful.

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