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Sewing Darts

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1. Mark dart onto WRONG side of fabric.
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2. Use pins to line up chalk marks when folding.
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3. Pin along folded edge ending with a pin at the tip.
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4. Line up the middle of the presser foot with the line and start wide end of the dart. Be sure to backstitch.
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5.Sew along chalk line. When you are at the tip stop and turn the hand wheel to catch the edge for two stitches.
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6. Pull a tail and go back and stay-stitch on the outside edge of the dart. Be careful you do not pull the thread tight as this will cause the tip to pucker.
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7. After you stay-stitch cut the threads. Be sure to leave long ends for tying. Tie a knot three time and cut the thread ends.
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8. Press the dart to one side being careful not to iron a crease into the tip.
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9. Flip fabric right side up onto a tailors ham and iron to round off and ease the point into the seam.
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