Which way should I sew?

Do you sew right side up or down?

In the context of sewing the ‘right side’ of the fabric really means the ‘correct side’ or the side that will face outwards when you have finished your project. If its a printed fabric it will be the side that looks the nicest with the colours bright and vibrant and the design clear.

Which side do you top stitch on?

Place the fabric under the presser foot with the right side facing up. Top stitching should appear on the top of your fabric, so place your fabric onto the sewing machine with the right (print or outer) side facing up. This will ensure that your top stitching will be visible when you finish sewing.

Do you pin pattern to right or wrong side of fabric?

When you are cutting two layers of fabric, the pattern pieces do not have to be placed printed side up. If you are cutting one layer, however, the pattern pieces must be placed printed side up. They must also be placed on the right side of the fabric.

Do you cut fabric right sides together?

Fabric is usually folded right sides together for cutting. The only time it is cut right side out is if it has a design that must be taken into account and that does not show through to the wrong side. Fold the fabric as shown in the cutting layout on the pattern guide sheet.

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How do you sew things together?

How to Sew Two Pieces of Fabric Together:

  1. Line up the 2 pieces of fabric and pin together.
  2. Double check that the fabrics are smooth and aligned properly. Adjust as needed before sewing.
  3. Sew together. …
  4. Clip the excess threads. …
  5. Iron the seams open or to one side (depending on the thickness of the fabric) to flatten.

What is top stitch down?

A Top stitch refers to the stitching that you see on top of a garment/accessory, some 1/4 inch or more away from the seam line. Basically, any visible stitching done a short distance from the edge of a fabric fold or seam line made from the top of the fabric is topstitching.

What would happen if you did not prepare your fabric before cutting and sewing?

If you haven’t pre-treated your fabric or if you haven’t put it on grain, your seams will shift over time. So that’s when you notice the sides of your shirt or the sides of your garments twisting around to the front, and we don’t want that.