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Tips & Techniques > Using the pocket curve template to its fullest potential

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Posted by: Rennie Ashby
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Posted on: 11/8/03 12:21 PM
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Besides the conventional use of getting pockets curves, this 2 piece notion is the perfect template for sewing those pesky curve pairs anywhere. You know, like on lapels, collar, or center front hem edges. Wherever you need to sew a pair of matching curves . As Margaret Islander says, you want them to look like twins, not distant cousins.

Simply choose the curve that looks most like your stitching line and trace both curves and sew on the traced marks. I've been using gel pens alot for this kind of thing thanks to Gigi's gelpen tip. I can get a really fine line.

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SouthernStitch said... (11/13/03 3:55 PM) Reply
Rennie thanks, I've been looking at this notion lateley wondering if I'd ever get any use from it!
Gigi Louis said... (11/10/03 3:33 PM) Reply
Rennie, this is such a good tip - it's so difficult to get perfect curves without a marked line!
Lisa Laree said... (11/10/03 11:44 AM) Reply
Ok, where'd I put that thing... Haven't made many patch pockets lately; this tip'll help me get a return on the investment! ;)
Karla Kizer said... (11/9/03 11:07 AM) Reply
I've used it to mark the stitching line for the fly front on pants, too. I lost mine once, and immediately went to the store to replace it. I use it all the time. (Naturally, the first one turned up as soon as I'd bought the replacement...)
cora mae mcmurry said... (11/8/03 11:12 PM) Reply
sounds like a great notion. and idea
 
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