Sewers! I need your help reading this...

Discussion in 'Hobbies' started by skand, Dec 1, 2008.

  1. skand

    skand Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 29, 2008
    Odessa, Tx
    Haha on me. I get a pattern. It looks easy. Inside is a mass of confusion.
    I just bought a new sewing machine. It's been over 10 years since I last pretended to sew, and I really have to get this finished soon.

    Step three: turn in seam allowance on outer edge of body front; press. Baste in place.
    HUH?! thought it told me to sew 3 pieces togather? How do i turn in the seam allowance on 3 pieces?
  2. verthandi

    verthandi Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 18, 2007
    Is it for a jacket or shirt that is open down the front?
  3. arlee453

    arlee453 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 13, 2007
    near Charlotte NC
    Sounds like you are supposed to baste down the seam allowance on the front side where you haven't sewn yet, prehaps?

    What are you making?? If you post the pattern number maybe we look it up and could give you some better idea of what to do.
  4. skand

    skand Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 29, 2008
    Odessa, Tx
    it's supposed to be a stuffed animal! It isn't workin as planned. I tried to begin it myself, think I'll pay someone to sew it for me as I watch and learn how to do it.
    In fact, within 10 mins of working on it, I bent my only needle!
    I'm doomed to never figuring it out I guess.
  5. ams3651

    ams3651 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 23, 2008
    NE PA
    Quote:ok, from what I can there more than one piece labled "body front". Which may be why its saying outside edge. Turn the edge inside and gently sew it to hold it down. Later on is there a reason you wold need this tacked down or maybe the basting will be removed?
    Last edited: Dec 1, 2008
  6. SewingDiva

    SewingDiva Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:Sounds like you need to baste down the seam allowance to hold it down for a future step in contstruction.

    Quote:Sew the three pieces together, press open the seam allowance on each seam and then fold the edge as one piece of fabric and baste it.

    Last edited: Dec 1, 2008

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