SIGNUP - FREE Membership and 1 FREE Sewing Lesson
| FAQ | Login
 

Platinum Sponsor
Fashion Fabrics Club
Fashion Fabrics Club

Forum > Beginner's Forum > hong kong finish ( Moderated by EleanorSews)

Please LOGIN or Join PatternReview
Go to Page:
hong kong finish
before or after you sew the seam?
kalniete

kalniete
Intermediate
Ohio USA
Member since 9/28/08
Posts: 23
Send Message

      



Date: 2/23/13 9:21 PM

I love the look of a hong kong finish, and I want to add it to all my projects, willy-nilly. But, I'm not sure whether I should be applying it to the cut pieces before they're seamed (which seems like the easier route) or after (which allows me to more precisely match edges and notches). Suggestions?

LauraTS
star
LauraTS
Advanced Beginner
California USA
Member since 7/10/06
Posts: 2175
Send Message

      



Date: 2/23/13 11:37 PM

I always have done it after. I suppose you could do it before, as long as it didn't change the seam allowances you were using to sew your seam accurately.

------
I've moved! Visit my new sewing blog at http://chiralcraft.wordpress.com

Do you sew from KnipMode? Join us at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/knipmode_english/

tinflutterby
tinflutterby  Friend of PR
Advanced
California USA
Member since 8/9/11
Posts: 283
Send Message

      
thumbsup 1 member likes this.



Date: 2/24/13 1:47 AM

For couture sewing you would thread trace the seam first and then you can finish the seam without loosing the seam allowance. Tedious but it does give lovely interior results.

kalniete

kalniete
Intermediate
Ohio USA
Member since 9/28/08
Posts: 23
Send Message

      



In reply to tinflutterby <<


Date: 2/24/13 7:34 AM

you mean essentially basting along the seam line so you can see where it is? 2 more questions then - isn't it a pain to pick that tracing back out after you've sewn over (and often through) it? and how do you see the one on the bottom? Maybe just pin very carefully, checking all the while?

Second question about the hong kong finish too; what do you do with corners - like an underarm or pants crotch - do you miter it, or use 2 separate pieces of binding, or bind one side and find another finish for the other?

Go to Page:
Please LOGIN or Join PatternReview

printable version Printable Version

* Advertising and soliciting is strictly prohibited on PatternReview.com. If you find a post which is not in agreement with our Terms and Conditions, please click on the Report Post button to report it. Beginner's Forum >> hong kong finish

 
adv. search»
pattern | machine | member
        
Put it on the Bias
Put it on the Bias

Register

Expert Sewing Techniques for Jackets
Expert Sewing Techniques for Jackets

Register

SewBaby Twirl Top and Pants Pattern

SewBaby Twirl Top and Pants Pattern

Buy Now
Islander Sewing Systems Waterfall Pattern Pattern

Islander Sewing Systems Waterfall Pattern Pattern

Buy Now
Simplicity 4025

photo
by: Sheila457

Review

Conditions of Use | Posting Guidelines | Privacy Policy | Shipping Rates | Returns & Refunds | Contact Us | About | New To PR | Advertising

Copyright © 2014 PatternReview.com® , OSATech, Inc. All rights reserved.