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Posted on: 11/22/03 9:45 PM
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For sewing polyester satin backed crepe, after trying various suggestions and one of my own, I find using a Microtex needle size 10, sewing with a stitch length of 3, taut sewing, transferring some thread to a plastic bobbin and using it ontop instead of using thread on a large reel AND sending the article to the drycleaners for a good press, helps the side seams hang well.
I have also been given other suggestions to try regarding directional sewing and overlocking and expect to try these soon when I take in my daughters pants.

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Sew it seams said... (5/29/04 10:55 AM) Reply
I am in the process of sewing the bias dress with the satin crepe, and I was wrong about the "sewing taughtly" comment I made above. Taughtly stretching this fabric while sewing, even thought the side seams are long and bias cut, made all the difference in the world in the way the seams hang. They came out beautifully! Thank you for this tip!
Sew it seams said... (4/7/04 9:19 AM) Reply
Oh my goodness! I just found this tip. I am going to make a wedding dress out of crepe-back satin cut on the bias. I have been dreading it. Thank you for all the pointers. I won't be able to sew "tautly" because of the bias, but the other suggestions sound good to me. Thanks!
 
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