Thursday, February 19, 2015
Pattern matching challenge
There was no point putting self welt on the bottom of these shades unless the pattern matched perfectly.
I knew the layers would have to be basted together before sewing, so I decided to use Sealah tape as my basting tool. First I used it to make the welting. I pressed up the bottom of the shade seam allowance, and that pressed line would become the stitching line. I cut the welting strips, on the straight, so the pattern would align.
Now it was time to sew all the layers together, and with only one row of stitching I hoped that take-up would be minimal. I had to hold the layers taut while sewing to keep them from "walking" and having the pattern get out of sync.