Quick Tip – Template for Fly Topstitching

Here’s an easy tip for your Monday morning. When I’m making a garment that has topstitching along the fly or a mock fly opening, I trace the stitching line on a scrap of pattern tracing paper. Then I pin the template to the garment’s front and stitch through the template along the marked line.
Fly Template
Once I’ve stitched, I tear away the paper. Voila!

For me, it’s easier and more precise than using tailor’s tacks, and it doesn’t rub off before stitching, like chalk lines can.


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8 Responses to Quick Tip – Template for Fly Topstitching

  1. Rhoda K says:

    Great tip – thanks!

  2. Angela says:

    Quick, simple and effective – love this!

  3. Faye Lewis says:

    ABSOLUTELY LOVE IT! I have got to remember this one.

  4. Cennetta says:

    Excellent! I will use this technique instead of the chalk.

  5. Faye Lewis says:

    Now this is great. Love it!

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  7. Marion says:

    Fantastic Idea!! Thanks “SEW” much.

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