Facebook Email Pinterest Twitter X Instagram Tiktok Icon 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

Threads Project Guides

Learn to Sew

Guide Home

Sign in or become an insider to access this story

Sign In

Mark Double-Ended Darts Accurately for Fine Sewing

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


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).

For more in-depth tips and sewing technique videos, become a Threads Insider member. When you #SewWithThreads, you’ll have us right at your side.

Submit your tip

At Threads, we’re always in search of smart tips, tricks, and solutions to help you sew smarter, better, and faster. Send us your great ideas for a chance to be featured in the magazine’s Tips department.

Tips can be emailed directly to Threads or mailed to Threads Tips, 63 South Main Street, Newtown, CT 06470.

We pay for any tips published in our magazine.

Previous: How to Baste Darts By Hand Next: Two Ways to Sew a Dart

Log in or become a member to post a comment.

Learn to Sew

Learn to Sew

Discover the tools and techniques for successful results.

View Project Guide

View All Project Guides »

Become a member and get unlimited site access, including the Learn to Sew Project Guide.

Start Free Trial

Getting Started
Construction Basics
Garment Details
Fitting Fundamentals
Easy Projects