Which side do I sew?

Should you sew left to right or right to left?

Unless otherwise specified, sew from right to left if you’re right-handed and from left to right if you’re left-handed.

Can you cross stitch right to left?

Traditionally one cross stitches from left to right, yet to stitch according to the American method (i.e., straight vertical lines on the back) the stitch is worked differently depending on whether you are working from left to right, or from right to left.

Is there a right and wrong side to Aida fabric?

Determine the ‘Front’ and ‘Back’ Side of Your Fabric

Sometimes it’s just an instinct to tell the right side from the wrong side, but they do exist. It is not always immediately obvious especially on plain white Aida, but on certain cross stitch cloths you can tell the difference by looking at the selvage of the fabric.

What side of fabric do you pin the pattern to?

When you are cutting two layers of fabric, the pattern pieces do not have to be placed printed side up. If you are cutting one layer, however, the pattern pieces must be placed printed side up. They must also be placed on the right side of the fabric.

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How will you layout a fabric with nap?

If your fabric has nap, all of the pattern pieces must be laid in the same direction. Fabric with a one-way design will also use the “with nap” cutting layout so that the design on the fabric all runs in the same direction on the finished item.

Which side of the fabric is the wrong side?

It’s usually easy to tell the difference between the right and wrong side of a woven fabric with a design or pattern printed on it. The colors on the right side are brighter. The wrong side of the fabric looks like a faded version of the right side. This woven fabric has a pattern printed on it.

What does right side facing mean in sewing?

When you sew two bits of fabric together it’s common to hear the phrase, ‘right sides together’ or ‘right sides facing’. This means that the ‘right sides’ of the fabric will be touching as you sew the seam. Then once its sewn and you turn the fabric over, you don’t see the seam and it looks nice and flat.