Originally Posted by Ramblinrev
Another technique the sewing books offer is to trim the seam allowances very close which makes it easier to "ease" the fabric around a curve. This is often done on arm holes, collar seams and the like. The smaller the seam allowance the less fabric there is to bunch and wrinkle.
Yep. My problem with sewing smaller hems is that I don't have a straight stitch machine, it is 7 mm zig zag. I have a straight stitch presser foot but that doesn't solve my issues with the location of the feed dogs and the opening on the face plate. If I try to sew this light weight slippery fabric too close to the edge, bad things happen... the needle tends to pull the fabric into the machine. But I only sew proto types, so I just cuss and fuss and do the best I can.