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Posted on: 12/30/09 10:55 AM
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I rarely sew tulle or netting. So those that do this regularly may find this 'tip' merely restates the obvious.

I will add these notes for those, who like me, rarely work with this material. Particular difficult was working with a fine stretch tulle.

I am using fine stretch tulle to make tights for a 12" doll as well as a 'drape' for a Belle dress to be reviewed later.

1. I found using a slight zig-zag close to the edge produced a much better result than a straight stitch.

2. It was important to start far enough in from the beginning edge such that the fabric could be pulled through flat. Otherwise the feed dogs just eat it up, creating a big mess and likely chewing up the fabric as well. (Yep, I had to re-cut a piece.) To sew the portion left open, After completing the initial seam, flip the project over and sew from a distance in middle of the seam to the edge.



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quathy said... (12/30/09 7:03 PM) Reply
thanks for the tip! I have a stack of tulle that is destined to become grocery veggie bags. This will help a lot!
 
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