We are progressing right along in our sewing school. Video 3 is HERE. When you sew you should have no “raw” edges in your project. So today we are learning how to “overcast” the edge using a zig-zag stitch. Of course if you have a serger this can be accomplished quickly, but many people do not own a serger. This method of overcasting the edge is a GREAT alternative. There are other ways to finish and edge and we will discuss some of those later such as French Seams. Our goal is to have the most professional looking outcome we can and overcasting is one of the best alternatives to a serger.
The other skill we are learning is how to press a seam open. I know … ironing, YUCK! I agree, but in sewing to have a nice professional result you must do a bit of ironing.
We are moving right along and our next lesson will be on fabrics for beginners. Happy Sewing – Cindy