That's "Press Flat First", readers! Wow, you all had a lot to say on the subject of pressing seams flat before pressing them open. And while some were rebels without a cause (like yours truly), several of my sewing heroes from around the blogosphere are ardent PFFers.
You know how they say it takes 30 days to establish a new habit? So I've decided to take 30 days to dutifully press flat first and see what my findings are. Won't you join me? I'll be doing another post in 30 days time to report back.
If you'd like to join in this exciting pressing opportunity, all you need to do is PFF with every seam, on all types of fabric. So press the seam flat on one side to set the stitches (I'm still pretty sure that's nonsense, but I'm ready to be proven wrong) and then press the seam open. Take note of how different fabrics respond. Are you getting better results? Crisper seams? No detail is too small to share with your friend Gertie, who loves to talk about the most minute sewing issues for hours on end.
See you back here for a follow-up post on February 22nd, dear PFFers!