***This is an installment in my series for beginners. The information included is very basic, but quite helpful if you are learning to sew.***
Did you notice that your raw edges of your seam allowances are starting to ravel? Wearing, using, washing and drying garments could make that ravel much, much worse. To prevent a big tangled mess of ravels and strings, you need to finish your seam allowance.
I teach beginners 3 different ways to finish seams. There are several more, but unless you have a serger, a machine with with an overlock stitch, or a desire for Hong Kong finishes, these will get the job done.
The quickest and easiest way to take care of raw edges: pinking shears. Trimming your seam allowance with pinking shears won’t completely eliminate raveling, it will minimize it.
Look for a picture tutorial for zig-zaging your edges and French seams in the next few days.