Terrific Tip Tuesday: Stitch Down

This trick is bag related! When you’re stitching the sides of your bag, you want to sew in one direction, i.e. stitch from the top to the bottom on the left and then the top to the bottom on the right. 


Once you’ve stitched both sides, you can stitch across the bottom. This will prevent your bag from pulling in one direction. If you stitch down one side, across the bottom, and back up the other side, your bag will likely lean a little to one side.

xx LC

8 thoughts on “Terrific Tip Tuesday: Stitch Down

  1. May, thanks so much for this tip! It came at the absolute best time! I am making a bag and have attached a Punch needle design to it and am getting ready to sew the bag together! Surely will be using this tip! Thanks again! 😊☺😊☺❀❀❀

  2. Another great tip. I make a lot of bags — they’re just fun — and probably should have thought of this but didn’t. I will remember this from now on. Thanks!

  3. I remember from Home Ec Classes that you needed to sew seams in the same direction! Had not thought about that in 50 years!!!Ha!

  4. What a great tip! Haven’t sewn a bag in quite awhile. I hope I remember this when I make another bag!

  5. Too late. I have 2 bags that lean over no matter what I try. Now I know the reason. I made them in a bag class and the instructor didn’t give us this advice. If I ever make another bag I will absolutely remember your tip. Thank you so much.

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