Today in sewing class we did some basic techniques and machine hems. First we stitched on paper: My spiral went wonky, but the triangle was good. We also did a 5/8, a 3/8, and a 1/4 inch stitch. The 1/4 inch stitch was easier on the paper than the fabric. My teacher adjusted the tension on my machine and rethreaded because I was putting my thread through a piece that is only needed for filling a bobbin, apparently. Things went better, but I had to start sewing further up the piece or it would catch the edges of my fabric in a funny way and try to eat the fabric instead of sew it. We did French vertical seams on our "pant legs", which were a 3/8 seam followed by pressing it open then sewing a 1/4 seam. The end result is like a seam that has been encapsulated. Inside of pant leg (It's the middle seam): Raised view of French seam: Next we did a double jean hem, which is 5/8 and you try to sew it as close to the edge as possible. Outside of pant leg: Inside of pant leg: Final
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