Make That Gap Disappear on Turned Projects

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This Easy Tip Makes Those Seam Allowances Fold Into Place!

When creating a piece that will be turned inside out, you need to leave a gap to pull the fabric through. Have you ever had a hard time getting the seam allowances along that gap to lay nicely in place so they can be hand or topstitched closed?

Many times we’ve ended up with a wavy edge that seems obvious, when what we really want is for that gap to blend nicely and essentially disappear.

Make That Gap Disappear on Turned Projects

Fortunately, there’s a simple solution that will coax those seam allowances right into place. For us, this easy tip produced a “Why didn’t I think of that?” moment.

The solution, as explained by Rachel Rossi, is to stitch to the edge on either side of the gap. She explains how in the following article.

Click here for the “Tidbits | Concealing an Opening” article.

Once you have those seam allowances pressed into place, you can close and secure the opening with topstitching. Or sew the opening closed with this invisible stitch.

Image Source: The photo at the top of the page is from Alanda Craft.


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