Note:If you are following a pattern and the pattern calls for you to turn under 1/2" or a different measurement, follow the pattern and substitute the amounts in these directions.
- A straight edge can be measured and pressed under (to the wrong side) 1/4". Although it is not necessary, this is a great time for beginners to experiment with following a straight line on the sewing machine, by sewing a line of stitching 1/4" from the edge and then using the line of stitching as a guideline to press.
- If the fabric is curved, it is best to sew a row of basting stitches 1/4" from the raw edge. The stitching line becomes the fold line and this row of basting will also be used to ease in the fabric so that it fits the area it is being turned under to.