F T Pivoting allows you to sew neat, sharp corners. F T The take up lever should always be down when you are beginning to sew. F T Shears are only meant to cut paper.
What is pivoting in sewing?
Pivoting involves changing stitching direction at a corner or another angled point in the stitching line. To pivot, stop with the needle down in the fabric when you arrive at the pivot point, and lift the presser foot.
How do you make a perfect corner when sewing?
Creating Perfect Points
Trim: Trimming away excess bulk is always a great way to help the fabric lay smoothly. Grading the seam will disrupt a sharp under layer edge. Sew across the corner: The layers of the seam allowance need to fit into the inside of the corner.
How do you zigzag around corners?
Start at one end, with the top fabric (in our case, the green area) on the left side of the presser foot. Position the fabric so that the right side of the zig zag stitch falls just to the right of the drawn line. Zig zag stitch down the line until you get to the corner.
What is the edging on fabric called?
Selvage is the self-finished edge of fabric. The selvages are located on either finished edge of fabric and are made while the fabric is being manufactured, usually on a loom.
What is a stitch line?
The line where the fabric pieces will be stitched together. When matching up pattern pieces or making pattern adjustments, it is essential to match or adjust the stitching line, not the cutting edge. The stitching line is usually 0.5 to 1.5cm from the cut edge.