Where can I get one of those, you are probably wondering… and what, err, exactly IS a seam scrap?
Well, big hurrah, you’ve already got one. This is the name I give to the piece of paper or scrap fabric that I pop under the presser-foot of my sewing machine when I’m beginning a seam, especially when I’m stitching fine fabrics (like Liberty Tana Lawn or cotton voile for instance). It stops that really annoying problem of your fabric getting scrunched/bunched or otherwise sucked down into the innards of your machine.
I made a little film to show how it works. It’s the first film I ever made… and it is probably being laughed at by Vimeo geeks as we speak, but hey, got to start somewhere… (please excuse my gardener nails…)
So there you have it! I learnt (sort of!) a new skill and hopefully you learnt a tip that will help avoid those annoying little bumps at the start of your seams.