Tutorial How to Mark and Sew Darts
How to mark darts on your skirt or pants. Here you find tips for beginners to sew darts step by step.
If you want to sew a skirt or pants you should be able to do the darts. Along the waistline you need to make two darts on front and two on back.
Now let's try sewing the darts on test piece of fabric.
Mark the wide and length your darts according the calculations of your garment pattern.
Usual length of front dart for skirt is about 14-15 cm, the width is 3 cm.
Fold the fabric with the right sides together. The center line will be along the edge of folded dart.
Using the baste stitch fasten the dart along marking line.
Lift up the fabric and make sure that the baste stitch is held here exactly on the line.
Now is time to stitch the dart together along marked line.
Turn a stitch length dial to 3-4 mm and place the fabric under presser foot.
Make with chalk or pencil a mark the length of the dart in advance.
Now you can carefully pull out the baste thread. Try not to pierce the basting seam with the needle a sewing machine.
Look! The stitch passes along marked line on both sides a dart.
Tie both ends of the threads, as shown.
Now I offer you to use this sewing trick. Do not trim the thread close to the knot. Take a needle with a large eye and insert into ear both ends a thread.
Now you can trim them. This way you can safely hide the ends of these threads.
Press the dart on wrong side with steam iron.
This is the wrong side a dart.
This is the right side a dart.
English isn't my first language, so please excuse any mistakes and help correct them.
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