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Saturday, August 17, 2013

matching chevron side seams - tutorial

Ok, have you ever been annoyed at how difficult it is to get the chevron print to match at the seam?

Hopefully these tips will help sewing with chevron a little less daunting!!!  To illustrate, I'm using the skirt section from my Bumblebee Dress that I made for my niece!  Check out the free tutorial here!

First, fold over your raw edge to the wrong side and press 1/2"

Turn the fabric to the right side and lay the sides next to each other with the right side facing up. (The skirt section with the folded raw edge is on the right, the left fabric has the exposed raw edge.)

Overlap the fabric by placing the right panel on top of the left panel.  (The folded edge is on top of the fabric with the exposed raw edge.)
Very carefully flip the right panel over to the left so right sides are together.  Pin in place.

Make sure that 1/2" fold is open and stitch a straight line where the crease is from the fold.

You may need to trim the top and bottom edges (which is why when you're working with prints always make sure you have enough to match the design!!!  
Finish your garment according to your pattern instructions and be proud of your print matching skills!!!

 Check out these other chevron Bumblebee Dresses!!!!

There is a link up for Bumblebee creations at Pattern Revolution!  Click here to visit!!!  I also have a collage of pattern tester photos on my blog post announcing the pattern!

Don't forget, you can win a copy of the pattern at Pattern Revolution (giveaway ends Thursday, August 22nd) OR enter on my post to see if you have won a copy on Monday (August 19th!)

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  1. RaeAnna, this is a great tutorial. Chevrons are no fun to match. Thank you for sharing. Would you please join our Pattern Party. It starts the 1st of each month. I think we all need this tutorial!!

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