Wednesday, February 20, 2013


One of the simplest ways to finish a raw edge is by pinking the raw edge. Pinking uses a special pair of equipment (called Pinking Shears) to create a saw-tooth edge to the fabric, which discourages fraying.

Unlike stitching methods of finishing a raw edge, you don't want to pink before you do your seam, because doing so might wipe out the notches you cut out and then you won't be able to line up your parts accurately. Instead, pink after you've put the seam into place and the notches are no longer necessary for lining up the pieces.

To pink, you simply cut along the raw edge with the pinking shears, creating the sawtooth pattern as you go. Try to line up the sawtooth as you go and avoid interrupting a tooth.

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