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Posted on: 5/2/03 9:48 PM
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If a pattern has to be shortened or lenghtened use fusible interfacing instead of adhesive tape.Use the interfacing which has to be applied without steam this way you can iron the pattern,without shrinking to remove the creases.This way you can also repair a teared pattern .

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littlebobeep said... (5/11/03 4:11 PM) Reply
Great idea. I'm sure this gives a more accurate finished product.
Debspuncturedthumb said... (5/4/03 4:14 AM) Reply
Great tip! When lengthening too, placing a piece of tissue or even flat newspaper corresponding to the interfacing taped works well with 'metal-bestos' fabric tape(the kind you use on water heater lines) is great because it is 'iron heat' proof and cheap! (And who would have thought a hardware store item would be 'sew friendly?'
 
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