What is the proper way to cut the end here before I sew the facing to the cushion top? I want to avoid excess material and a lump in the facing I thought a 45 might help like I showed with he scissors
11-04-2011 09:17 PM
This is a really good question! You can cut it on a 45 if you want, a lot of people do, but you will find that it is easier to lay the whole thing open without cutting it. Try it both ways, one side cut at a 45 and the other not cut at all, and you will see what I mean.
11-04-2011 09:21 PM
When you say lay the whole thing open I dont quite understand....Steve
11-04-2011 09:25 PM
Look at the picture on the far right of post #14 in this thread: CLICK HERE That's what I mean by "laying open" the finished seam before sewing over it. This happens to have a welt in between, but it's the same idea.
11-04-2011 09:31 PM
Thanx Dan. I kinda figured that was what you meant but I figured it best to ask before I sewed it down. The pic is a great help........Steve
11-08-2011 01:44 PM
I usually trim back that bulk so it lays flat once on the seat. Do you do something different Dan?
11-08-2011 02:29 PM
I don't cut it back at all. If you cut too close you can screw up a seat cover or make it easier to pull apart. I've never had a problem leaving the excess, nor have I had a problem seeing or feeling any excess.