Video Tutorial: How to Understitch a Seam

By Jennie Chancey

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12 Comments on Video Tutorial: How to Understitch a Seam

  1. Tory
    May 15, 2010 at 3:10 pm (4 years ago)

    Thank you for the quick tip.

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  2. Nadja
    May 20, 2010 at 10:24 am (4 years ago)

    Thank you! I came to this direction in the pattern and had no idea what the term meant (this is the first dress I have ever attempted), but I felt sure I would find the answer here–and so I did!

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  3. Lillian Tussey
    June 5, 2010 at 1:47 pm (4 years ago)

    I am unable to really pay attention to this clip because your machine is horribly loud!! Is it just this video or is it truly this loud? Sounds like an overhead train passing. Ouch!!

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    • Jennie Chancey
      June 5, 2010 at 4:54 pm (4 years ago)

      Lillian, that’s my old Pfaff, and, yes, it really was that loud! I now have a quieter BabyLock, and my son is going to be reshooting these older videos so we have better sound and visual quality. Hope to post those this summer! Warmly, Jennie

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  4. Vanessa
    January 2, 2011 at 9:11 pm (3 years ago)

    Very helpful! Thank you!

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  5. Christine
    February 11, 2011 at 3:26 pm (3 years ago)

    I totally thought understitching was something else completely. lol Thank you so much for clarifying!

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  6. Robin
    April 18, 2011 at 6:31 pm (3 years ago)

    Thank you so much. I had no idea what was meant by understitching. I’m having fun creating this dress.

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  7. Jeanette
    May 31, 2011 at 11:08 pm (3 years ago)

    Thank you! I was ready to toss out my dress until I read this.

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  8. Margaret
    November 15, 2011 at 12:29 am (2 years ago)

    That is so simple when you see it but so frustrating when you don’t know how. What a genius. Thanks so much.

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    • Jennie Chancey
      November 15, 2011 at 2:37 am (2 years ago)

      You are so right, Margaret! This was one area I had to see done when I was learning to sew — it made no sense as a one-liner instruction in a pattern!

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  9. Rachael
    January 24, 2013 at 6:54 pm (1 year ago)

    Thank you! I read that on the directions for the lining and didn’t understand what it meant. I stitched the lining to the bodice 1/4″ around the top because I though that would do – this way is SO much better because you don’t see the stitching on the right side.

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    • Jennie Chancey
      January 24, 2013 at 9:49 pm (1 year ago)

      So glad that was helpful, Rachael! Happy sewing! :)

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