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Posted on: 10/30/10 5:36 PM
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I'm not sure if I should be adding this tip since it isn't my own but one I found online.

(See the link above. I hope it continues to be OK since Burda is ever-changing.)

I've always been frustrated when trying to get a nice, defined point on collars. I found this tip on the Bruda website and used it on a denim jacket I'm making. The fabric is SO thick and somewhat stiff. I thought this thread-assist technique worked very well.

After the collar is turned you can leave the thread in for the next step of topstitching. I gives you a "handle" to pull on when you turn the corner so that little collar tip doesn't get eaten up by your sewing machine.

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SandyinMO said...
Sounds like it would work - I'll give it a try next time I make a collar.
10/31/10 8:28 AM
Rhoda K said...
I'll try this as well. Thanks.
10/31/10 8:39 AM
Patti B said...
That IS clever. I've seen a method where you use a needle and thread to make a puller but this one is a bit different. Thanks!
10/31/10 10:10 AM
Annie- oh said...
Another thanks! Some other tips have not worked for me, bet this one will.
11/5/10 12:58 PM
said...
Thanks for this tip. It really makes sense when you think about it, something to hold onto and pull would make all the difference. I should have read this before turning the collar on the p.j.s I'm working on now.
11/6/10 12:31 PM
 
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