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easing in fullness in fitted sleeve caps (Tip/Technique)
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Posted on: 4/10/08 4:34 AM
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Seams Great 5/8"x10 Yards. Finest seam finish for any fabric, covers seams to stop fraying. Does not add bulk to seams, use on any fabric. 100% nylon, Do not use with hot iron! Washable and dry-cleanable.

* Seam and Hem finish for any fabric
* Does not add bulk
* Size: 5/8'' x 10yd(1.6cm x 9.2cm)
* 100% Nylon
* Washable and dry cleanable
i mainly use this for easing in the fullness in fitted sleeve caps. i sew about 1/2 inch from the cut edge ( with in the seam
allowance ) i pull the seams great taut as i sew the sleeve cap. this causes a slight gathering that is usually just enough to work in nicely into your sleeve opening. i love this stuff and have been using it for years this way !!
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ryansmumAria said...
What a fabulous idea! It never occured to me to use it in this fashion. I use biased horsehair to ease in jacket sleeves in the same manner which works beautifully. I am really excited about this concept for blouses. Thank you so much!
4/10/08 8:27 PM
ryan's mom said...
So you match up the edges of the Seams Great with the seam allowance of the sleeve and baste? Then pull the Seams Great taught? Or you pull the Seams Great taut when you are basting? I think one of my sewing books had a method like this but I've never actually tried it. Sounds like a nice method.
4/11/08 6:43 AM
anetJay said...
you pull the seams great taut as you sew it. i sew it into the seam allowance portion of my seam but as close to my seam as possible so, if my seam is 5/8" away, i try to sew the seams great 1/2" away. i hope that helps !! :)
4/12/08 4:34 AM
yorkshire lass said...
Anetjay, thank you sooooo much for this tip. Tried it on Saturday and it worked amazingly on a wool jacket. I was so impressed with how easy it made setting in the sleeve. Will be using this every time I put in a sleeve now.
4/14/08 10:03 AM
jeanharville said...
What length seam do you use when you sew in the Seams Great? 2.5 or 5?
4/14/08 3:22 PM
anetJay said...
jean, i use 2.5 because i dont usually remove it once it is sewn in (it is so lightweight and i tend to be lazy ) :) i think a longer stitch would work if you wanted to remove the seams great afterward, just sew a little slower maybe
4/15/08 4:06 AM
jeanharville said...
Thanks for clearing that up for me. I'm diffinately going to give this a try.
4/15/08 1:28 PM
anetJay said...
welcome :) hope it works for you !!
4/16/08 4:46 AM

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