Franceska Creations
Ready to bring the artist out in you!
Tips on recycling neckties and on clothing construction for quilters from an award-winning designer.
email: frances@franceskacreations.com
fax: 231-223-7166
website: www.franceskacreations.com
PO Box 54, Old Mission, Michigan 49673
Fran's Tip of the Week

Trimming a sleeve seam

When you sew in a sleeve, an adjustment needs to be made in the curves at the side seam ends of the armhole seam to allow more freedom of movement.  Two choices are:  1) Sew a second line of stitching in the seam allowance 1/4" away from the seam.  Then trim the excess seam allowance close to the second line of stitching from the side seam toward the shoulder for about 4" on each end of the seam.  2)  Clip into the seam allowance to about 1/8" away from the seam about every 3/4" for 4".   

Shameless pitch

Since this is the week for tie tips, I'm going to make a shameless pitch for my business.  Franceska Creations will be at the American Sewing Expo in Novi, Michigan this weekend.  Look for me in booth #823, or on Demo Stage 3 at 11:00am or Demo Stage 1 at 2:45pm Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.  I'll be talking about recycling ties and offering patterns and kits in my booth. 

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