Sewing Darts


The sewing darts are structural elements that allow the fabric to conform to body contours and curves. Continue reading for the complete info

Darts are most common at the bust but may also be found at the waist, hips, and elbows.

First, we will show you the variation of the essential you already know:

  • Waist sides
  • “H” form
  • Double darts in the waist
  • Princess
  • Central

Now you know that the darts are an essential part of clothing because these adapt to the body’s curves. So, use these steps for your garments to have a perfect finish.

Step 1. Trace


Pass the marks of the pattern to the fabric with fine lines.

Step 2. Sew


Fold right in half, pin or baste.

Step 3. Pin it.

Sew them starting from the widest side and always end them pointed.

Step 4. Iron it


Always iron them inwards. Do not cut the excess, as it will help you to enlarge the garment if necessary.

Step 5. Cut.


Only if you make darts in thick fabric, cut the excess leaving 0.5 cm on each side, and 1 cm before reaching the peak of the dart.

Make an overcast stitch on each side of the pin and iron.

And this is a tip for beginners:

If you are starting in the world of sewing and are going to sew darts, we recommend you mark the dart with a pencil or magic marker directly on the fabric.

ou can also use a wheelbarrow, so it will be straightforward to sew correctly without deforming your piece following the marked lines.


Also, you can look at this post we made for you with the essential information you should know about sewing darts for lower garments.

We hope with this information, you will have better results in your following projects or help to have a new one!

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