Sewing Basics : Clipping your corners & curves

I can't stress enough, that if you want a professional finish to your sewing projects then you must clip your corners & curves. This will give the seam allowance room to adjust and sit flat.  If you don't then it will pucker.
Here are examples for how to sew & clip corners and curves. 
For the inward & outward curves, use v-notches and clip close to the seam but be very careful not to clip the stitching. Something so simple will make such as difference.

Corners


Inward Curves


Outward Curves

2 comments:

Tammi said...

These are great tips...I was sewing for a while before I learnt the importance of clipping corners and curves and what a difference it makes :)

Tania said...

Jodie,

Great blog and love all the little hints and tips.....all my sewing to self taught....and these are a great help...any chance on tips on sewing in zippers....never seems to get it looking right.....