I should be coco- Chanel Jacket Vol 4 Progress (Tracing ,Pining & Basting)

Using carbon paper and tracing wheel, follow your pattern design, on the wrong side of the fabric.
Basting is long easily removable stitches, sewn by hand to temporarily sew fabric together.
I feel that its important to take the time to baste is beneficial as it saves time in the long run.
Reasons for basting:
Sewing basting stitches on seams allow you to test the fitting (side seams) or placement (darts) before sewing regular stitches that might be hard to remove.
Basting can hold slippery fabric together while sewing regular stitches. Basting first allows the basting stitches to be easily removed if the fabric does slip out of place.

Hand Basting

Place the two pieces of fabric in desired position.
Make a series of running stitches along the hem or seam line.
Bring a threaded needle up through the fabric, then down and up again, at 1/4-inch intervals.
Take several stitches on your needle before pulling the thread all the way through.
Secure the hand basting by taking two backstitches close together.
Stitch the fabric permanently after you’ve made sure that the seam line or hemline is appropriate.
Remove the hand basting by carefully picking out the backstitches with the point of a needle.
Pull the thread from the knotted end to remove the rest of the thread.

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Happy Sewing

  • Ai, que delícia de costura! Vai ficar maravilhoso!