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Posted on: 12/22/03 0:06 AM
hi... sorry, I am not adding any tip/technique but i need help.... i recently bought a simplicity pattern 9469. I want to try sewing the shirt and pants. However, something puzzles me. I am not sure when I should edge finish my material to prevent fraying and have a smarter finish. Doing it before sewing would distort the seam allowance and notches. Can anyone tell me what to do?

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sassylady said... (1/12/04 3:59 PM) Reply
Affter you sew a seam do a zig zag stitch right beside it,in the seam allowance then trim your seam.Some machines have a serger type stitch you could try. Happy Sewing
julienna said... (12/22/03 2:30 AM) Reply
thanks :)
Asa Hagstrom said... (12/22/03 1:59 AM) Reply
Julienna, if you take your question over to the message board (http://sewing.patternreview.com/cgi-bin/ikonboard/ikonboard.pl?s=3fe6a29e0f7dffff&) you will probably find help!
 
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