Darts add shaping and dimension to a flat piece of fabric. They’re used in garments to make a piece of clothing fit the curves of a human body. In softie construction, darts can create the rounded shapes of heads, bellies, and more. Abby Glassenberg from While She Naps, and author of Stuffed Animals: From Concept to Construction, devotes a blog post to darts. She explains what darts are, how to sew them, and how changing the shapes of these darts create different effects on the fabric. Go to While She Naps to read about using darts to create dimension.
[photo from While She Naps]
By Anne Weaver