In most garments there are at least a few edges cut straight along the grain such as a waistband, cuffs, hem or middle back seam. On a basic cotton or a knit fabric you can usually see how the grain runs just by looking at the fabric texture. In some other fabrics such as silk it might be painfully difficult to get the fabric to line up. Here's what helps:
•Do a little cut along what you suspect is the grain line.
•Gently pull one or two of the thread ends, gathering the fabric slightly.
•Cut along the formed line.
In most fabrics this works both along warp and weft.
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