To make the bias strips, place the fabric in a single layer right side up on a flat cutting
Aldrich updates this edition with more information on computer-aided design and today's fashionable "flat cutting
," which does not use darts in fitting, but makes sure students understand the basic principles of tailoring and of creating patterns from designs.
A table saw has a flat cutting
surface, with the circular saw blade extending up through a slot.
On other occasions, Regan was seen in his flat cutting
up substances and weighing them.
When London merchant-decorator Jerom Johnson announced his intention to 'retire into the country' in 1756, the list of his tools advertised for sale included both 'Lapidary Benches', used for flat cutting
, and 'Scalloper's Mills'.
Secondary finishing operations include sheeting, flat cutting
, punching, laminating, forming, die cutting and assembly.
"There's your heavy blower and your light blower," Flynn said, "and your stemmer, ball blower, bit gatherer, jug maker." It was the same with men skilled at the art of wedge, rheontour and flat cutting
. The managers retired these men without regard to specific crafts, so a team could end up with no heavy blowers, for instance, and not enough work for the cutters.
When cutting the fabric, place it on a flat cutting
surface, ensuring it isn't hanging off the edge and pulling.