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Posted on: 4/18/04 6:11 PM
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I have always had trouble getting my topstitching for pants flys to look right. I tried using freezer paper as a template and found it works great! Just place the pattern piece under a piece of freezer paper (with shiny side of freezer paper to the bottom) and trace the topstitch line. Cut the template out and iron onto the zipper area with a warm dry iron, then just stitch around the template. The template is repositionable if you don't get it lined up right the first time and it is reusable a number of times. Label it and keep with the pattern for the next time you need it. This idea could be used for other topstitching areas if desired.

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AprilDawn said... (8/28/04 1:31 PM) Reply
Great idea, thanks. I use the template idea from Sandra Betzina's Power Sewing. I just used quilting template plastic and cut it out then traced it in chalk. Worked really well but I am going to try this next time.
speedythemouse said... (6/6/04 1:02 AM) Reply
I used this tonight on a skirt with a fly zip. Only thing I did different was that I drew the stitching line on the freezer paper then stitched through it. Fortunately it tore away easily. Thanks for the great tip.
G.G. said... (4/23/04 1:29 AM) Reply
Great idea. will use this one for sure.
Karla Kizer said... (4/19/04 8:24 PM) Reply
Ooooh - I LIKE it! I've tried those purchased plastic templates, homemade templates cut from file folders, chalk lines, and just winging it. Your idea sounds much, much better. Thank you!
Jan B. said... (4/19/04 3:26 PM) Reply
Great idea! Thanks--I'll have to try this.
 
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