Sewing curves on ripstop? and other questions
Making a cat cut tarp. Marked and cut the fabric. Left room for a rolled hem. Sat at the sewing machine with all this in my lap. After many minutes, got up, grabbed some scrap, marked and cut a "training" piece, and began tinkering.
1 - How do you make ripstop cooperate on curves??? We have been fighting over this. Surely there's a better technique than brute force? Ha - brute force on 1.1 sil...
2 - A whole lot of fabric in the tips with a rolled seam on both sides. I'm going to muddle through and cut some darts, but is there a rule of thumb or some such about cutting out darts?
3 - I plan for a rolled seam. OK, roll em up boys and start sewing. But... I'm sewing from one side, and all the marks are on the other side... Hmm... How do I "see" what I'm doing? I spent too much time marking the curve on a template and transferring the template to the fabric to just wing it on the final step.
And - this fabric is too expensive to just waste in my blundering...