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Sewing a Half Mitered Corner

Sewing a Half Mitered Corner

A basic sewing skill that we use to finish our pareu and pareu hapalua.

The basics:
1.  Hem is a 1/8" to 1/4" roll hem
2.  Fold corner on approach (see photo) using a pin to keep in place
3.  Carefully approach corner and plant sewing needle once you carefully sew beyond your pin.  Lift your presser foot, pivot your corner, move your pin to the back of your sewing needle, and continue sewing.  Pin placement helps feed dogs to pick up again.
4.  ta-da!  Press your hem/corner

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Sewing Scrunchies

Sewing Scrunchies

A photo tutorial.

The basics:
1.  fabric strip 4" x 24"
2.  sew right sides together, 1/4" seam allowance, ~2" opening on each end
3.  turn right side out - can use loop turner or kaula/safety pin
4.  secure to opposite end to turn
5.  insert 6" double fold elastic
7.  sew elastic closed - overlap 1/4"
8.  sew 4" ends together, 1/4" seam allowance
9.  finish long seam, fold opening under 1/4", edge stitch

ta-da!  tag us on your creations
SHOP SCRUNCHIES HERE

 

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