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Date: 8/13/13 1:40 AM

Question: Is there a way for the home seamstress to finish the raw edge of cut stretch lace in place of stretch lace trimming (both edges finished) for example in the making of stretch lace boyshorts. Many thanks for sharing what you may.

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Date: 8/14/13 8:52 AM

I wonder if you couldn't treat the stretch lace like any other lingerie fabric and use narrow lace elastic to finish the edge. With wooley nylon in the bobbin for give in the seam. I have not tried this but I have some stretch lace waiting to be made into a tshirt and have been contemplating this idea as a solution for around the neck in particular.

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Date: 8/14/13 2:58 PM

thanks. that may work for the top but i still need a solution for the bottom. i hope to avoid adding any bulk to keep lines smooth. curious on your tshirt. will you post a follow-up? warm regards

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