Tutorial How to Mark and Sew Darts

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

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.

Using the baste stitch fasten the dart along marking line

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.

Tutorial How to Mark Darts

Lift up the fabric and make sure that the baste stitch is held here exactly on the line.

Now is time to stitch dart

Now is time to stitch the dart together along marked line.

Turn a stitch length dial to 3-4

Turn a stitch length dial to 3-4 mm and place the fabric under presser foot.

How to mark the length of the dart

Make with chalk or pencil a mark the length of the dart in advance.

How to pull out the baste thread

Now you can carefully pull out the baste thread. Try not to pierce the basting seam with the needle a sewing machine.

The stitch passes along marked line on both sides a dart

Look! The stitch passes along marked line on both sides a dart.

Tie both ends of the threads

Tie both ends of the threads, as shown.

How to hide the ends of threads

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.

How to trim the ends of stitch a dart

Now you can trim them. This way you can safely hide the ends of these threads.

Press the dart on wrong side

Press the dart on wrong side with steam iron.

The wrong side a dart

This is the wrong side a dart.

The right 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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