In my last blog post, posted 2 weeks ago, I promised a tutorial about turning perfect acute points. I promised to post it last week…but guess what I did?!?!
I accidentally deleted all the content of the post (one which I had just finished writing and actually posted….then processed to edit…and that’s when it happened!) 😛
I considered writing it again that day, but it was late, I was tired, and decided it could wait! (BTW, I did try every way possible to restore a previous version of a post…nope, it decided to not keep this particular version!)
Here goes round two!
Example of points with acute angles: The first step is to clip the seam allowances to about an 1/8″. BUT consider your fabric before trimming that close…you know the fabric you’re working with and you know its fraying ability!
Cut a a piece of thread (about 10″) and thread the needle. You want the thread to be double, but no need to knot the ends.
Push the needle into the very tip of the point, just above the stitches.
Make a little stitch.
Pull the threads so that they’re even and then trim them to make them perfectly even (you’ll need to thread a needle with them.) Using an cross-stitch needle makes this step easier, both with the threading and what you’re about to do with it!Now here’s the tricky part, you need to slip the needle in between the seam allowances so that is comes out in the right side of the project.
You’ll know you’re doing it correctly when the needle isn’t going through any of fabric. It’s just slipping through the layers of fabric.Turn the project right side out and pull the needle. Be sure to hold the threads tightly, you don’t want the needle to unthread.
Gently pull the needle and thread until the point is all the way pulled out.Since you made a stitch in the fabric at the very tip of the point, you’re pulling that tip of the point all the way to the right side!Now remove the threads!
Give it a good pressing!Voilà! A perfectly turned point!I hope this tutorial was helpful and you’ll find a use for it in your future projects!
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Great technique, my grandmother taught me this trick when she taught me how to sew.