Facebook Email Pinterest Twitter Instagram YouTube Icon Headphones Icon Favorite Navigation Search Icon Forum Search Icon Main Search Icon Close Icon Video Play Icon Indicator Arrow Icon Close Icon Hamburger/Search Icon Plus Icon Arrow Down Icon Video Guide Icon Article Guide Icon Modal Close Icon Guide Search Icon

Reader’s Tip: Secure Seam Allowances

When you stitch across the seam allowances of an intersecting seam—for example, when sewing a waistband across a garment’s side seam—they tend to “flip.” This creates an awkward join and unbalanced bulk. To prevent flipped seam allowances, I press and fuse narrow strips of fusible web under the allowances where another seam will cross them. They stay in place, and I never have to unpick and restitch a seam to release a seam allowance that has flipped during the stitching process.

—Frances Fogel,

River Forest, Illinois


Sign up for the Threads eletter


Threads Insider

Get instant access to hundreds of videos, tutorials, projects, and more.

Start Your Free Trial

Already an Insider? Log in

Log in or create an account to post a comment.

More From Threads

Discussion Forum

Recent Posts and Replies

  • |
  • |
  • |
  • |
  • |
  • |

Threads Insider Exclusives

View All
View All


Shop the Store

View All
View More