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Posted on: 3/27/11 5:40 PM
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While at the Japanese notions booth at Puyallup Sew Expo, a tiny Asian lady stood beside me and was trying to tell me something when I asked a question. She was complimenting the quality of the shoulder pads sold there and told me how she covered them. Just use a fusible interfacing and gently steam it onto both sides of the shoulder pad then either serge the edge or use an overcast foot on the sewing machine to finish the edge after you've trimmed away any excess. This was so simple and so quick! According to the owner, the lady who told me this was a wonderful tailor. I am grateful for her sharing her method and have already used the technique. BTW, I used Pam Erny's sheer interfacing as it has a slightly slippery face.

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Vonnevo said...
Patti, thanks for sharing this great tip ! I often use thin foam shoulder pads or make my own and fusing will be give them a much better finish.
4/5/11 4:30 PM
Patti B said...
Arianamaniacs, the ones I buy are usually 'naked' fleece-like material and need to be covered.
3/28/11 8:54 AM
arianamaniacs said...
I thought shoulder pads are usually covered. Is this a certain brand you've mentioned, or is there a different reason for covering them? Thanks!
3/28/11 2:36 AM
julie w said...
Cool idea!
3/28/11 1:51 AM
 
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