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Posted on: 7/17/03 6:39 PM
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I was making up a simple top from some rayon in my stash. When I was topstitching the hem at the bottom, I discovered that the machine wanted to "eat" the fabric as I started from the edge.

So I used a scrap of Solvy, folded it into a rectangle (4-6 layers) and placed it under the fabric edge. I allowed about half of it to stick out beyond the beginning of the fabric. The topstiching went very smoothly because the fabric was no longer getting eaten by the machine. After completing the hems, I just trimmed off the excess and wet the Solvy to dissolve it.

I will definitely use this technique again!

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