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Posted on: 2/2/03 6:38 PM
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I've just started taking a 6 week course on garment fitting as well as construction at the Univeristy of East London in the Docklands. (Thats how I found the Kwik Sew stockist.)
One thing I learned this week was how to utilize the selvage ends of your suiting to stabilize your waistbands. In stead of using twill tape that may not match your fabric, cut the selvage ends in long strips and use this as stabilizer thru-out your garment. No need to purchase extra trims !!

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Sewphie said... (10/27/06 12:08 PM) Reply
Also, when you are making a knit top, you can use the selvedges to stabilise the shoulder seams.
Collette McManus said... (3/2/05 4:44 AM) Reply
I used this once to stabilize the crotch seam...I was very happy with the results.
SandraB said... (11/18/04 8:06 AM) Reply
I use this tip too Kitty. In fact, I make a habit of just trimming off all the selvages on my fabric pieces if I don't plan on incorporating them in that particular garment. They always come in handy at some point.
Dale C said... (2/2/03 10:12 PM) Reply
Great tip Kitty. This is what I do for many of my garments as well. I use pinking shears to keep the edge from falling apart and keep the selvage intact. Works well in most garments.
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