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Posted on: 4/4/04 8:16 PM
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Hi folks, I'm new to this game. Haven't sewing anything bar curtains since I left school (22 years ago)! I'm making a shirt for my line dancing competition (Simplicity 9877) and in reading instructions it says to stay stitch around the neck line.

Can anyone out there tell how I do this please? I'd really appreciate your help as I've 2 wks to make this shirt!

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Winifred said... (6/1/06 6:17 PM) Reply
This is a question isn't it? Should be in a different section?
SewVeryTall said... (4/9/04 3:46 PM) Reply
Thanks Julienna!
julienna said... (4/9/04 5:09 AM) Reply
hi .. the message board you are looking for is under the main topic General Sewing Talk -- subtopic, Sewing Techniques and Tips. Hope this helps.... :)
SewVeryTall said... (4/6/04 12:28 PM) Reply
Kimm, you're welcome! I'm glad I could help. I couldn't find the "message board tips and techniques", and so I figured you might be having the same problem.
Kimm said... (4/5/04 2:41 AM) Reply
Thank you "SewVeryTall". It makes sense to me now!
SewVeryTall said... (4/5/04 1:47 AM) Reply
Stay stitching is done to prevent the fabric from stretching out of shape. Normally this on the neckline [shirts and tops] and waistline [for pants and skirts]. It is a regular straight stitch on your machine, done just inside the sewing line [if the seam allowance is 5/8", the stay stitching is done at 1/2"], on a single layer of fabric. Be sure to just guide the fabric in front of the needle, so it doesn't stretch. You may need to pull slightly on the fabric behind the needle, so it doesn't pucker.
Stitchology said... (4/4/04 8:51 PM) Reply
Try putting this on the message board under Techniques and Tips. This section is to offer info, not seek it. People who want to learn about this will look here, and those who already know may not check it out.
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