Here are a few tips on finishing your edges or reinforcing your seams. There are several ways to do this, as far as I know, but could be more. I’m not even going to pretend that I know the names of them all, so I’ll just show you what they look like. And I use them all for different reasons.
First, here is a generic seam that you may want to reinforce. (There are 2 pieces of fabric sewn together here.) Like, on the inside of some sewing project that you’re making.
Then sometimes, I like to put an extra sturdy zig-zag in place……just because I think that secures it even more. And if you’d like, you can always adjust your settings and make the zig-zags really close together to make it really strong and secure.
Now, this is a nice finished edge, when you don’t want anything raw showing from the other side and want everything tucked away and clean looking…….. Just open up your 2 pieces that you have sewn together, and fold over your seams to one side.
Finishing off your projects is such an important step……but sometimes becomes very monotonous and time consuming. But do it anyway. Your projects will last a lot longer. Good luck.
And yes, the patterns are still in the works. Thanks for your excitement. Love that a lot.