Sometimes I find some very good answers to your sewing questions right here on the web. So, instead of writing another article, I will refer you to a site or post the information here for you to read.
I hope they help you.
For those of you having problems sewing gussets, I thought I would post a link to this article by Ragnar Torfason. He has a historic clothing sewing site with a pretty good explanation of how to sew gussets. Go to the website:
Tempus' Sewing & Garb Accessories Weeb Site
See how Tempus Sews in Gussets
The most important sewing tips I can add on how to sew gussets is to reiterate what is in the article, i.e.;
- Interface the slash
- Reinforce the slash using very short stitches (18-20 per inch)
- Take a stitch or 2 across the "point"
- Cut right to the "point"
- Match the garment stitching line with the reinforcing stitching line on the gusset
- Stitch very carefully with short stitches
- Press well
To Your Sewing Success,