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Posted on: 1/15/10 12:02 PM
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I love real fur and have lots of ideas for projects. I would prefer to sew the seams with a flatlock stitch on my serger as it is close to the stitch used by professionals. But no matter how much I pin and baste, the upper piece slips badly and won't make a seam which is aligned. I'm using cold tape as recommended. I also get the same problem when using my regular machine using both zig zag and straight stitches.

Does anybody have any tips for this?

Katie in Berkeley, CA

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squirrellypoo said...
I think you'll get a better response if you ask these questions in the Fabric section of the Message Board rather than here, which is just for sharing your own tips, not for questions. :)
1/15/10 1:33 PM
Mufffet said...
Try forums for questions.
1/15/10 1:38 PM
Charrlie said...
Can't find forums, where is it?
1/16/10 0:29 AM
arianamaniacs said...
Try shaving the seam allowance first with an electric razor
1/16/10 4:12 AM
Angie Jones said...
Katie, the forums for asking questions are under the tab at the top, "Message Board". I'm sewing a project with silky fleece right now and I'm finding it helpful to baste with the walking foot on my sewing machine before running through my serger. Good luck!
1/16/10 6:18 AM
 
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