Fast Interface Trimming

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Baste along the interfacings seamlines.
Trim as close to the stitching lines as possible.
Or complete both steps at once on your serger.
Baste along the interfacings seamlines.

Baste along the interfacing's seamlines.

Photo: Ann Steeves

When applying fusible interfacing to a piece of fabric, pattern instructions tell you to trim the seam allowances of your interfacing before fusing. Here's an easy way to trim exactly as much as you need, so you avoid bulk in your seamlines.

With a regular sewing machine, baste along the seamlines of the interfacing as shown. Trim your interfacing at the stitching lines.

 


Baste along the interfacing's seamlines.

Trim as close to the stitching lines as possible.


If you have a serger, or overlock machine, you can do it all in one step. Unthread your serger and, with the knife positioned at the seamline, trim your seam allowances.


Or complete both steps at once on your serger.

You now can apply your interfacing by fusing per the manufacturer's instructions, and you are ready to go!

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