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How to sew: Double Pointed Dart

Watch our helpful video guide: How to sew a double pointed dart. One of our Learn To Sew video guides.

You can also download a PDF copy of this tutorial.

This sewing video shows how to sew a double-pointed dart, also known as a contour dart, diamond dart or a fisheye dart. This style of dart can be used to create a design element, to eliminate excess fabric, or to add more shape and tailoring to a garment. It’s commonly found at the front waist or back waist of a garment but can also be used decoratively in other places.

Follow our top tips to ensure sewing success:

Tip #1: If you don’t have a curved ruler to help transfer markings, use a tracing wheel and paper.
Tip #2: To help the fabric lay flat or to ease tension on the dart, clip it at the centre.

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