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Date: 7/29/13 2:48 PM

I love stretch suede,, I have several pieces.. but to make them up in a jacket that is lined is defeating the purpose of the stretch, but you need something to sew facings to,, like the CF or the hem,,,

I am making a vest right now,, and am ready to finish the front and the hem,, for the facing for the front, I am doing a top stitch design to hold that down,, but the hem is another matter,, I haven't tried to hand sew it to see how it would look,, and I don't want to top stitch it,, so how do you finish edges in stretch suede if you don't line it??

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Date: 7/29/13 5:38 PM

The nicest finish would be a Hong Kong finish/binding.
If you have a serger, you could use a pretty decorative thread in the upper looper and serge all the edges.

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Date: 7/29/13 8:53 PM

How much stretch is in the fabric?

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Subject: Topic moved Date: 7/29/13 9:12 PM

This topic has been moved from Creative Sewing to Sewing Techniques and Tips

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Date: 7/29/13 9:32 PM

Doris, I already have the seams finished with a serger,,

Goodworks1, quit a bit actually,, I measured out a 5in piece, and it stretched easily 1 in,,

I was wondering about doing hand stitching, but was concerned there might be too much stretch in the material for that,, but the width of the hem is loose enough that I don't think the threads will be pulled enough to "pop" them,, besides, there isnt going to be that much stress on it anyway...

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Date: 7/30/13 10:23 AM

Could you glue it? I've heard of people using glue sticks but I've never done it.
I made a suede jacket a few months back but it was lined.

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