How to Sew Fabric Strips: 9 Tips for Successful Strip Sewing

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Secrets to Sewing Long Strips

Tired of your fabric strips not staying straight? How to sew Fabric Strips

Learn how to sew fabric strips that don’t bow with these 9 easy tips. Sewing strips of fabric together seems like it should be easy but if you aren’t careful your fabric will begin to bow, even if you start with precut 2½” strips of fabric.

But never fear – in this video I’ll share 9 thing you can do to make sewing strips of fabric together and keeping them straight a breeze! So whether you are making strip quilts or have stripes as part of a project you will have better results with these secrets to sewing long strips – or short.


🎯 SHORTCUTS TO SPECIFIC TOPICS:

00:00 introduction
00:40 Clean sewing machine feed dogs
01:08 Use a new needle
01:22 Use a walking foot
01:49 Use a small stitch length
02:17 use a consistent seam

02:36 Sew slowly
02:59 use consistent weight fabric
03:32 Sew each row from opposite ends
04:39 Pressing Tips
05:44 Press seams in the same directions


Let me know in the comments if you have more tips & tricks or if you try any of the ones I talk about in the video. I’d love to know if you have more ideas!

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🧵 Tara Reed

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