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Posted on:11/14/11 5:23 PM
Review Rating: Very Helpful by 6 people   
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treefrog said... (12/19/11 2:49 PM) Reply
Grooveyguy22 - I used a coverstitch machine with wooly nylon in the lower looper. It is a lot more forgiving than twin needles on my sewing machine. I've seen special 'knit feet' which are supposed to help with sewing knit fabrics and suspect they might help with twin needle problems. Good luck!
Groovyguy22 said... (12/18/11 11:38 PM) Reply
It's nice to see your twin needle work so nicely. Mine sucks!! :) Any tips?
Terri A said... (11/15/11 11:21 AM) Reply
Simply amazing In the quality dept. The buttonholes must have been so tricky!
Margaret said... (11/15/11 7:37 AM) Reply
Nice! Great print too!
jannw said... (11/14/11 11:09 PM) Reply
Great job!! Beautiful fabric..DH is probably looking at a neverending supply now that hid QC standards have been met! lol
treefrog said... (11/14/11 10:32 PM) Reply
The drawstring was a flat nylon cord about 1cm wide - similar to shoe laces. The only other cord I had was cotton which would hold the water.
brrmm said... (11/14/11 10:20 PM) Reply
Noice! Great b/smugglers. Might make some now for my DH. Thanks for the review and also interested in what drawstring you used.
marec said... (11/14/11 7:26 PM) Reply
Budgie smugglers...ahem. They are really cute.
renren said... (11/14/11 6:00 PM) Reply
I love them! Trim enough for us ladies to wear, too, I should think! I'm wondering what you used for the drawstring because it does look more flattened than a draw cord would. Love that fabric, too. Good going! I bet dh loves them.
QuiltSewSewSue said... (11/14/11 5:47 PM) Reply
Snap - I just made these as well. Mine are black so not quite as snazzy as yours! Great fabric!
FreyaStark said... (11/14/11 5:28 PM) Reply
They're cute.
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