I’m going to show you how to make a basic seam.
I’m going to be using a 5/8ths seam for this lesson, so I lined my fabric up with that measurement on my sewing machine. Put the presser foot down and take out your first needle. It’s very important that you don’t sew over your pins. You will damage the needle and possibly your machine.
Begin sewing a few stitches and then back track at least two or three stitches. (My old instructor told me I would only need to back track once but I feel more secure with two or three) After back tracking a few stitches, begin to stich forward until you reach the end of the fabric (Don’t go over)
In the next lesson, I will go over how to finish your seams to look professional and to avoid fraying.
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