Darts are a long triangle, with the flat end on the edge of the
You make a dart by drawing a triangle with a fabric
pencil. Fold triangle and match ends. Pin at bottom point.
Pin at the top making sure the ends match. Sew starting at the
bottom and backstitching.
If you have a t-shirt that is too big, try sewing darts in the
t-shirt, on the back and front for a better fit or just for
a different look. Watch the video below then find an old
t-shirt and practice making darts.
When sewing darts, begin at the large end and move to the pointed,
small end. Secure the end of the dart by bringing in the first two
stitches. As you sew, taper easily to the edge as you carefully
stitch the dart. Then, lessen stitch length and move over until
thread ends. Reduce “bubbling” by closing the ends.