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Mark Double-Ended Darts Accurately for Fine Sewing

Accurate fabric marking makes it easier to sew fish-eye darts

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This video demonstration shows an easy method to mark double-ended darts, also known as fish-eye darts, on any fabric.

Accurate fabric marking is a key step in sewing great-looking clothes. If details are correctly marked and sewn, you’re far more likely to end up with a good fit and a well-sewn garment. Plus, marking makes it easier to sew. It’s like having a map to follow.

This method does not require that you purchase any special marking tools. You will need these supplies, however: fusible interfacing, the pattern section with the double-ended dart, a hand-sewing needle, and thread that contrasts with your fashion fabric.

Then we’ll walk you through simple steps to mark double-ended darts. Discover how helpful this technique is, especially when you need to mark highly textured fabrics.

This video is based on a reader tip submitted by Julie Rhodes of Cedar, Michigan. The tip first appeared in Threads #159 (Feb./March 2012).

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