Cool tool for seam finish

You just won't believe what I just got away with. I wanted to do a neat
seam finish for not exactly sheer silk crepe. I stitched the seams and then
stitched in the seam allowance just barely outside the first stitching. And
then, ta-dah! I trimmed the seam allowance with a rotary cutter that does a
scalloped pretty, Pretty cut. The effect is sort of like pinking shears but
much prettier. My hands never liked the weight and tedium of pinking shears
and the fancy rotary blade is easy to manage. Just thought you'd want to
file this away in your head full of cool tools. Polly
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Polly Esther
You just won't believe what I just got away with. I wanted to do a neat seam finish for not exactly sheer silk crepe. I stitched the seams and then stitched in the seam allowance just barely outside the first stitching. And then, ta-dah! I trimmed the seam allowance with a rotary cutter that does a scalloped pretty, Pretty cut. The effect is sort of like pinking shears but much prettier. My hands never liked the weight and tedium of pinking shears and the fancy rotary blade is easy to manage. Just thought you'd want to file this away in your head full of cool tools. Polly
Thanks for sharing!
Barbara in FL
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I' sorry but I don't get it. You wouldn't be in the position to post some pictures or drawing or anything of that kind, just to enlighten a poor non-native speaker? I read and re-read but I just cannot imagine how that is going to work. Sorry for my lack of imagination.
U. - always keen to learn a new technique, if only I could understand how...
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Ursula Schrader
Ursula, I had hoped someone with better skills would chime in and help me/you. Failing that, all I did was take a rotary cuter and roll it beside/outside the twice-stitched seam allowances. The blade in the rotary cutter has a sort of ripple at its edge that lets it cut a sweet tiny scallop rather than a straight cut. The result is the seam allowance final edge looks better, might not fray as quickly. Polly
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Polly Esther

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