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Side Seam and Drawstring Opening

Side Seam and Drawstring Opening

Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com
  • Place the wrong sides together, aligning all of the edges.
  • Using a 1/4" seam allowance, sew the one long side that has the markings, leaving the area between the markings open but back stitching to lock your stitching at each stop and start.
  • Press open the side seams.
  • Sew a zigzag stitch on each seam allowance.
  • Stitch around the opening on the side seam to hold the seam allowances back in the casing.

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