Saturday, July 20, 2013

Matching Seams on a Chevron

I have a beef with Riley Blake.  They printed their chevrons in such a way that if you cut across the width of the bolt you end up with a bunch of sideways W's instead of a nice continuous zigzag.  Also, they didn't print it exactly on the straight of grain.

Because of this, I had to learn how to match prints on a seam.  I've tried to do this before with poor results.  But I am happy to say this time it turned out perfectly, not once, but TWICE!  It was miraculous.  I want to record my process here so I can reference it when I need it later.

First, iron the seam allowance back.  I made it a little wider than 1/4" just to make things easy.

Next, run a glue stick along that seam allowance.

Match it up and iron.

Sew, very slowly, right along the crease.


Cut fabric as needed.

Square off edge and repeat process.

I still can't believe that it worked so well!  It's a bloomin' miracle.   And it's a little ridiculous how excited I am about it.


  1. This is an awesome tutorial, thanks!

  2. I hate it when that happens! But your solution looks great!