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Posted on: 8/11/04 2:03 PM
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I have found out that when pressing corduroy, during the sewing process except for pressing over a towel (which is a general knowledge), if you need to press from the right side of the fabric then you can place a piece of self-fabric (a scrap rectangular piece) over the seam (right sides together) and press over the wrong side of the self-fabric. It worked well for me, the nap did not get damaged at all.

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haulani said... (10/16/05 6:10 AM) Reply
Thank you that is really nice to know because I am usually in that position. Once again Thank- You very much.
Lorna C. Newman said... (8/28/04 4:57 PM) Reply
Quite timely indeed! I have somr cord in the stash awaiting its turn on the table!
alicia said... (8/17/04 10:44 AM) Reply
Excellent tip, and I love KitnRose's self fabric ironing board cover too. Thanks!!!
D1Diva said... (8/15/04 11:31 AM) Reply
Eli, this is a great tip. Kitnrose, I just bought some panne and never thought about how to press it. I'll use your idea as well as Eli's corduroy idea. Now that texture is in style again, this tip is very timely. Thanks to both of you! And yes PVA, this is the best web site!
KitnRose said... (8/13/04 6:50 PM) Reply
While making a costume that required 5 yards of panne velvet I got creative and made a ironing board cover for my small board out of scrap velvet. That made pressing monumentally easier!
PVA said... (8/11/04 11:07 PM) Reply
What a great idea! Is this the best web site or what? Going one step further, it certainly would be worthwhile having a long rectangle kept with ironing/pressing supplies to use with corduroy garments as well as during the construction phase! Thanks so much for this review. I love corduroy, but have never even thought of this.
Mary Stiefer said... (8/11/04 6:51 PM) Reply
What a great idea. Thanks for the tip.
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