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Posted on: 8/16/08 4:32 PM
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If you've tried using sew-in interfacing in the past for your facings or collar pieces and have been discouraged because of buckled or crinkled seams, then this tip might help you.

Instead of typing it all in here, I added a little tutorial to my Flickr page that shows a nice way of achieving smooth finishes and seams when using sew-in interfacing. If you click up there on the little camera icon where it says "Web site/Url," it'll take you to the correct page. Once you get there, my explanations are shown below the pictures, and you can just click on the next thumbnail picture to continue through the process. If you want to see something bigger, then you can click above any of the pictures on the "All Sizes" link, and it'll give you a choice of sizes for viewing.

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Calendria said... (7/23/12 4:04 PM) Reply
thanx, now I just need to find out what to use for interfacings (sew -in).
fuddyduds said... (1/23/11 11:55 AM) Reply
Thanks! This was helpful indeed. Nice job with the photos on Flickr.
Sew'n'go said... (8/24/10 9:55 AM) Reply
Great slide tutorial! Thanks!
Grammy Gin said... (10/17/09 2:53 PM) Reply
Great Tip, Annette! Thanks.
Lisa p said... (10/16/09 3:11 PM) Reply
Thanks for your tutorial , I have only used fusible so far as sew in seems scary . I will use it with confidence now I have read this.
JBsewmonster said... (9/4/08 4:44 PM) Reply
Thank you! I will definitely be using this tip in the future.
Karendee said... (8/22/08 5:06 PM) Reply
Great information in an easy to digest form. Thanks!
vasallese said... (8/19/08 12:17 PM) Reply
Very good tutorial. Thank you very much. Have you tried using a temporary spray adhesive, especially if you do not want pin holes in nice fabrics?
Rebecca D said... (8/17/08 12:58 PM) Reply
Thanks for this tip. I've never tried sew-in interfacing, but this encourages me to try it.
kellymailinglist said... (8/17/08 8:34 AM) Reply
Thanks for the rundown! I don't really like to use fusibles and have wondered how I might instead use sew-ins... great tutorial!
ClareinStitches said... (8/17/08 8:06 AM) Reply
Great tutorial, Annnette1. Many thanks. Interfacings are a bug bear of mine, so I'll be glad to give these a go, especially the Collar technique.
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