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Easy Turning Through the Seam

Stitch in the seam allowance for a perfectly turned opening

When I leave an opening in a seam to stuff or turn the lining through, I shorten my stitch length where I want one end of he opening positioned, pivot, and sew perpendicular to the seamline and off the edge. Then I repeat the same process at the other opening.

This stitching in the seam allowance makes the opening fold neatly inside and is particularly useful when stuffing because the edges hold without popping stitches, even if you stuff firmly.

-Shirly Schoen, San Francisco, CA

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