How to turn a tube of fabric

For something that seems so easy, turning a narrow tube of fabric right side out, can actually be pretty difficult. There’s a way I always do it that I thought might be helpful to pass along. The secret: chopsticks.

sewing hacks

I just posted about this fruit salad romper I made, which has faux ties at the side seams.

First step is to sew the tubes to be the correct width and length. Then trim seam allowances down to 1/8″, with a diagonal clip at the corner.

fruit salad romper

Using a chopstick, start pushing the fabric into itself at the sewn end.

fruit salad romper

fruit salad romper

fruit salad romper

Pull the tube the rest of the way so the whole thing is right side out and press.

fruit salad romper

fruit salad romper

fruit salad romper

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