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Make Padded Seams to Prevent Seam Allowance Impressions
Preventing these seam allowance impressions is one of the biggest challenges of sewing fine wool garments, and their occurrence on a beautiful garment you've just spent hours creating can be heartbreaking. Seam imprinting is a particular problem with trousers and skirts that don't include a protective underlining.
Contributing editor Mary Ray shares her method for widening slot-seam openings to uncover the underlay. Learn how to turn this otherwise basic construction element into a unique and unexpected embellishment.