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Posted on: 5/10/10 10:38 PM
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It is very simple I cut out the pattern and then surged the edges of all the pieces. (Just barly shave off the edges) Then I sew them according to directions. The garment is finished before I start sewing. This has two advantages.
1. I have the nicely finished edges, but I can still press them flat.
2. If I have to take out a seam I don't have to take out a surged seam (A nightmare)

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Annie- oh said... (5/15/10 3:32 PM) Reply
Hmm, yes, and, it would keep me from serging off the pockets.
ryansmumAria said... (5/12/10 2:41 AM) Reply
This is a must-do when making pants. I use to serge the inseam and out seams together until a great teacher said to do what you are suggesting - serge each seam individually for a much nice looking seam. What a beautiful difference! Thanks for a wonderful tip.
Susieq777 said... (5/11/10 10:35 PM) Reply
What a great idea!
elsew said... (5/11/10 8:50 AM) Reply
I transfer the notches and other markings that appear on the pattern with a chalk mark (rather than a scissors clip) before I serge all of the pieces - yes it is a real time saver in the long run.
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