Darts add three-dimensionality to a flat piece of fabric. They pinch out more fabric in one place than in another, allowing a garment to fit smoothly around our natural curves. Colette Patterns tells how to sew several different kinds of darts – straight darts, curved darts, and double-pointed darts. Get the tutorial and rid yourself of dart anxiety.
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By Anne Weaver
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