Thursday, September 13, 2012

Some tricks for Y SEAMS

You may have seen my "West Elm" Table Mat which I had a couple comments and a question about the Y - Seam, so I thought I'd share my response with everyone!


Just a disclaimer, my Y Seam is probably not perfect, but it turned out pretty good.  I looked up some tutorials on how to do it and will add a couple of my own tips.  I know that everyone learns differently, so I will share a couple versions on how to complete it successfully.

My favorite tutorial would be on Fresh Lemons .  She gives lots of picture diagrams and hers is the most similar to how I do my Y seams.  My only adjustment to her tutorial would be at the end of her step 3 where she has a line and dot drawn digitally.  I would take a pencil and actually make a dot (where she has a dot shown) on your fabric.  The dot should be marked right where the seam (fabrics meet) is underneath so that you can easily see where to stop sewing/land the needle at the end.

If you prefer to see and hear someone explain the steps slightly different.  Go to: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XLkHfcuNzCA .

Hope this is helpful!

Sweet & Simple (hopefully)!

1 comment:

  1. Thanks Bethany! This looks easy enough. I will give it a go.

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