February 2, 2007, Newsletter Issue #81: Bias Cut Garments

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Garments cut on a bias are cut on the cross grain; true bias is a 45-degree angle from the straight grain weave. Add about one inch to side seam allowances to adjust for stretch and movement of fabric. To reduce stretch during sewing, press the cut pattern pieces of fabric to ease out some of the stretch and then remark seam lines.

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