Pattern Design Activities for Kids
by Don McCunn

Hand Finishing Edges

The fabric's outside edges should be turned under to prevent fraying. A product that makes this easy is 1/4" Steam-A-Seam. This tape has two sides that are sticky. Adjust and readjust the tape as necessary, then press for a permanent finish.

Steam-A-Seam Tape Remove backing Fold the fabric
  1. Press the Steam-A-Seam to one edge of the fabric.
  1. Pull off the Steam-A-Seam backing.
  1. Fold the fabric over the Steam-A-Seam tape.
Iron for 10 seconds Fold the edge Stitch edge
  1. Hold the iron on the folded edge for about 10 seconds.
  1. Fold the fabric a second time, then press.
  1. Using a running stitch, sew the edges in place.
Tape top Pin Top Back stitch top
  1. Using Steam-A-Seam, finish the top edge of the fabric by folding it over.
  1. Pin the top of the project over a waist elastic.
  1. Use a back stitch to sew the waist band in place.