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Posted on: 3/24/11 0:06 AM
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I am making dresses for a dance team at my church. The leader wanted stretch sequin trim between bodice and skirt. I have glued trim like that, but I felt that it may be under stress from dancing, so I decided to stitch it down.
Going down Memory Lane, I remembered altering some costumes and breaking untold number of needles. I tried silicone on the needle and that didn't help much.
Back to real-time now. As I stitched, I saw the sequins shift up under the foot. I had to readjust the foot every few stitches. Very aggravating.
I came upon an idea...I tried a strip of tear-away stabilizer. The result was amazing!I had to watch to make sure my sequins were centered over the seam I wanted to cover, but that wasn't too hard. When I finished stitching, I just tore away the stabilizer.
I tried some sheer tear-away topper to see where I was, but it was more difficult to keep the sequins where I wanted them.

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waltzqueen said... (3/25/11 5:35 PM) Reply
Great tip! Thanks much.
fryman said... (3/25/11 5:07 PM) Reply
I like it!!
Sewnla said... (3/25/11 0:19 AM) Reply
What a clever idea thank you for posting.
Sewnla said... (3/25/11 0:18 AM) Reply
What a clever idea!
wildberrymom said... (3/25/11 0:14 AM) Reply
Thanks for a great tip!
Winifred said... (3/24/11 6:56 PM) Reply
Thanks --------great idea !!
Teeavilnor said... (3/24/11 9:16 AM) Reply
Thank you know I know what to do. :)
mssewcrazy said... (3/24/11 8:36 AM) Reply
Those things are a pain to work with. I would never have thought to put tear away over the top only the bottom-great idea.
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