Advice 1: How to handle edges

When you start to sew, once you are confronted with the question of the handling edges. Indeed, any sewn thing you should look perfect not only outside but inside. For processing the edges of the tissues there are many ways. Choose the one appropriate for the fabric that you are sewing.
Any sewn thing you should look perfect not only outside but inside
You will need
  • •Sewing machine
  • •Overlock
  • •Scissors with serrated blades
  • •Bias binding
  • •Knife
One of the most versatile and fastest ways raw edges stitching is a "serger". It can only do specialized under this overcasting stitch sewing machine class "serger". The machine can be three - or carinena with several types obrabotannykh seams. This treatment is suitable for almost all kinds of fabrics. The machine has a knife which cuts the edge of the seam allowance, and then immediately goes to processing. As a rule, such machine is quite high speed and edging products will take you the least time.
Edging seam “shoes”
If you have no special washing machines and purchase it, you also do not expect, you can handle the edges of the stitching "zigzag", which is almost all modern sewing machines. Not very thin fabrics, such as suiting or dress, which tend to shedding handle seam "zigzag" each edge separately. For fabrics more tightly set the height of the stitch and pitch "zig-zag" more and more lung tissue is smaller.
Edging seam "zigzag"
If you stitched the product is made of thick fabrics which drape or cloth, with no tendency to sloughing, the edges of the products with the help of scissors with zigzag blades. Try to cut this fabric on a small sample and a little remember. If the jagged edge of the cut, not crumbled, then this method suits you.
Edging shears with zigzag blades
If your product is made of fine fabric and processing "zigzag" the edges seems very rough, you can do the hem. Bend 3-4 mm of the edge of the seam allowance, priutyuzhte and sew the fabric next to the fold.
Edging fine fabrics straight line
Products from heavy or bulky fabrics, for example, the upper garment unlined, can be banded along the edges of seams rolikam of piping. Bake can be purchased at any store that sells sewing accessories. Bake fold in half, wrap it a fabric edge and sew a straight line. For convenience, it is better to tack the bake wide stitches by hand.
Edging heavy fabrics piping
Please note that the processing of the edges always has a clear sequence of execution. For example, you first need to stitch the tuck, and then to process the edge of the seam allowance.
Useful advice
If you have to handle the edges of the Jersey, which is strongly stretched, use the services of a knitting Atelier. There is a special machine for processing of knitted sections.

Advice 2 : How to handle chiffon

Chiffon is a delicate fabric, nothing else, emphasizing the lightness and airiness of the female nature. To work with this material it is not easy even for experienced skilled workers: when you cut the fabric "crawls" across the table and confidently aspires to move out with him. Therefore, when cutting chiffon, it is desirable to enclose under it a piece of dense linen fabric. But cutting chiffon is not the most difficult. No less difficult to process the edges of products made of this material here without the advice of experienced seamstresses can't do.
How to handle chiffon
Keep in mind, when working with chiffon, use only fine sewing needle, without any defects. How to handle chiffon depends primarily on the model of the product. If it is a plain long skirt, not sewn on the bias, the first structures along the line of cut with the serger or a zigzag stitch on the machine, and it needs to be wide and long, and wide. Then fold the fabric into 3-5mm and just prostrochite. A short skirt can be laced in the same way, as well as blouses, shirts, sleeves of chiffon, bending the edge of the after processing not once, but twice.
But the skirt sewn on the bias, the edges of the product small zigzag. It will make hem more wavy, which visually embellish the product.
Hem skirts will utility piping, then chiffon would be nice to lie, not sadiras and not going. For this purpose, the tissue section second process described above, investing in the line of zigzag elastic fishing line, which will give the hem beautiful wave. Keep in mind, the fishing line sewn in correctly, if it can be freely pulled from the suture by slipping anywhere, i.e. the needle of the machine should not fall on the line.
Speaking about handling chiffon, one could mention the so-called "French seam". Once it was used for sewing the most exquisite products of honey and light fabrics. This seam is difficult to execute it it is necessary very accurately to the front side of the product was not visible the threads that fall from the cut fabric in the seam.
Now, fold the details of the product wrong side inside and sew a seam width of 5mm. zautyuzhte Allowances to one side and then trim it to 3mm. After this, remove the seam on the wrong side so that parts facing each other face. Now make a new seam at a distance of 6mm from the first. The total width of the allowances of both seams - 1.2 cm
Working with delicate fabrics, for convenience, placed under the joints of toilet paper that is easy to clean after finishing work. You can use regular thin paper, it will prevent the fabric from damage by contact with the conveyor of the sewing machine.
Some chiffon jewelry appropriate to treat "Moscow" seam: fold the edges of the blouse or sleeveless 5mm in two layers, pre-prometal both ACC. Remember, all welds must be performed very carefully, otherwise the product will be spoiled.
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