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Posted on: 1/5/05 1:45 PM
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There are many places that I have a difficult time with pins. This double yoke is one of them. It seems that the pins slip or I don't catch both yokes in the seam all the time or ??? I think I came up with a solution that I can use for lots of other things.

I am a machine embroiderer and I have used this self-adhesive tear away stabilizer for some of my embroidery pieces. Today I decided to try it on the yoke pattern and it works like a charm.

On your ironing board or table, lay down the piece the be sewn. Match up your seams, as needed, and then place this self adhesive stabilizer over the seams. Make sure you leave enough on each side of the seam so that you can grab it when its time to tear it off. Now you can take it to your machine and sew away. The stabilizer tears right off and the seams are neat.

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SewVeryTall said...
This stabilizer must be transparent?
1/6/05 4:16 AM
Mary Stiefer said...
No, the stabilizer isn't transparent. You press it with your fingers to the seam, with some on each side of the seam. This holds the seams together while you sew. Then, after sewing, you tear away the stabilizer. No need for it to be transparent because you tear it away.
1/6/05 9:27 AM
SewVeryTall said...
I was thinking it must be transparent so you could see where you're sewing, like on your example of yoke topstitching.
1/7/05 4:53 AM
Mary Stiefer said...
No, I use it to put the seams together on the wrong side. Then I turn it over and sew the right side.
1/7/05 9:08 AM
SewVeryTall said...
Oh, ok, I guess I must sew the yoke pieces together differently than you. Thanks for your replies.
1/8/05 2:39 AM
 
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