Tips & Lessons

Sewing Curves

When sewing two curved pieces together such as the shapes shown in Diagram 1, mark the halfway spot on each of the pieces, as well as the places at the edges where seam allowances cross (indicated by dots.)

With right sides together pin the two pieces together at their mid points (Diagram 2). Then pin them at dots where the seam allowances cross at the edges (Diagram 3).

With the pins in place, fold each section in half to find the quarter points on both pieces. Pin the quarter points together. Pin the rest of the edges together, easing in fullness between the pins at the quarter and halfway marks.

Stitch the pieces together being careful to ease in any extra fullness. Press.