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Posted on: 4/8/08 0:13 AM
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When you must go around a tight curve such as a rounded pocket edge or a scallop or a shaped tie, if you reduce your stitch length to a very small stitch,it will be SO much easier to get a smoother curve. You don't struggle to make that turn.
I've read this hint in several books yet have never taken the time to do it until recently. WOW - so much easier. You can teach an old dog new tricks!

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sewtime said... (12/15/08 7:17 PM) Reply
Thank you for this tip!
AnitaJ said... (4/11/08 6:48 AM) Reply
Thanks for this tip! Now I'm actually looking forward to sewing my next tight curve.
CSM--Carla said... (4/9/08 12:25 PM) Reply
THANK YOU for this tip!
HeyJane said... (4/9/08 7:35 AM) Reply
Great reminder, I forget to do that........
joyces said... (4/8/08 0:53 AM) Reply
great tip/reminder. I learned that at Victoria Sewing Expo a week ago in a class by Ron Collins about making pockets. Couldn't believe how much difference it made.
 
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