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Amykakes
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Date: 4/6/12 11:51 PM

Hello, I am making gymnastics leotards using metallic stretch lame fabric for the first time. Are there certain kind of pins that I could use that won't harm the fabric? I used just the regular ball pins and now I see little holes in the spots where I put the pins. Please help!
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Date: 4/7/12 3:39 AM

Either pin inside the seam allowance or try small binder clips. I've used the binder clips for leather. Not the same material but the idea is the same.

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Date: 4/7/12 12:33 PM

Will the fabric withstand any heat or steam? That, or tossing it in the wash (if it's machine washable) usually takes care of pinholes.

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Date: 4/7/12 3:13 PM

There are special pins called Silk pins which are fine and won't leave holes; they're used for silk. The only problem is that the heads on them are small, so you'll have to get out that magnet if you drop some.

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Date: 4/7/12 6:00 PM

My silk pins have white glass balls for heads; they're visible enough if I drop them.

However, they are CRAZY CRAZY SHARP; you absolutely will poke & scratch yourself while working with them. But they'll stick through anything.

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Date: 4/8/12 10:29 AM

Where do you get them with glass heads? I've never seen any. They are fabulous pins, even without the glass, so I'm curious.

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Date: 4/8/12 11:48 AM

You can get glass head silk pins from Clotilde, but I like the ones from Clover. They're both sold here: Londa's Sewing

My preference is for the Patchwork Pins - Fine. "Crazy sharp" describes them perfectly. Prepare for bloody fingertips!

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Date: 4/8/12 1:14 PM

Clover makes several styles of ultra-fine pins, but the ones Clover calls "silk pins" are not the finest.
Clover "Silk Pins" 2501 are .5 mm dia x 36mm long
Clover "Quilting Pins (Fine)" 2509 are .5 mm dia x 48mm long
Clover "Quilting Pins" 2507 are .4mm dia x 36mm long and are the thinnest needles I have been able to find. These are the same pins Debbie links above.
Hancocks of Paducah has them, as well as this ebay store NAYY but I have bought from them and had good service. Even Amazon has them

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