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  1. Bumblinagirl says

    This tutorial will be really useful for my whole family’s clothing!

    Can I ask you to explain why we don’t backstitch at the end of the darts (where we instead tie a square knot). And also, do we back stitch at the start of each line sewn (the center of each triangle/dart)?

    Thank you! I’m new;)

  2. Samantha says

    Thank you for providing such useful information. I’m not sure if it’s going to work on my current project but I’m saving all of it!

  3. Christine says

    Thank you for this information! I just completed the darts in my work shirt, and what a difference. I will be doing this with the other 7 shirts, it looks great and very easy!

  4. Brenda Petersen says

    Does putting back darts in an already constructed garment move the side seams so they are no longer at the sides? My daughter bought a really nice dress and wants me to take up the back a bit, and darts will work, but I’m afraid the side seams will pull towards the back and not be straight up and down?

    • Heather Handmade says

      As long as there is extra space in the back before sewing darts the side seams won’t be pulled to the back. When you are pinning and marking the darts you can watch the side seams to make sure they don’t move. If they are getting pulled then pin a more shallow dart.

  5. Kate says

    Thankyou for providing this tutorial – it’s very clear and I love the way your T-shirt looks with the darts! Will be giving this a go.

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