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Posted on: 9/5/07 12:54 PM
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Hi All,

I have been doing some work with swim suits and found a handy tip I though I'd share. The project has included sewing straps made from fashion fabric around elastic then also sewing casings for cording for Bikini tops.

The idea for both the straps and the casings is to sew as close as possible to the enclosed elastic or cording without actually letting the stitches penetrate the elastic or cording. I stumbled on the idea of using the blind hem foot for my machine. I have being using Lycra so I need to use a small zig zag stitch to allow for stretch. This should also work for straps and cording from woven fabric when it is cut on the bias.

The blind hem stitch on my machine is designed with small zig zags then an ocassional long zig zag. So I just use a regular small zig zag and the hem foot holds the cording or elastic out of the way of the needle. It works a treat!

Hope this may help some of you as well.

Don McCunn

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solosmocker said... (9/10/07 9:27 PM) Reply
Got to try this. Thanks, Don.
Helen near Sydney said... (9/7/07 7:05 AM) Reply
Many thanks, this is just what I am struggling with at the moment.
CSM--Carla said... (9/6/07 1:21 PM) Reply
Great tip, Don! Thank you for taking the time to let us know!
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