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TheSewingGirl
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Date: 11/6/09 8:09 PM

I have been away for some time. Just got my life in order where I have the time and space for sewing.

I have sewn a couple tops with the slinky material. Just copied pieces from Chico's. The hems give me problems, any tips? Also, has anyone lined them, or something for a little warmth? I am a FL transplant in Chicago. ha!

You ladies on here are how I learned to sew, and I would appreciate any help here. Thanks!

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Date: 11/6/09 11:10 PM

Check out this link. Scroll down to where it says "Fabrics" and click on the Slinky. It will take you to a page of tips for sewing with slinky fabric. Linda had some gorgeous slinky at the recent creativfestival here in Toronto, but it was $15/metre and I'd shot my budget on a new serger / She sews with it extensively, though, so her tips should be useful. HTH.

Sue

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Date: 11/6/09 11:51 PM

Thank you so much for the link Sue. Heading there now :-)

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Date: 11/7/09 1:46 AM



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Date: 6/30/15 12:54 PM

moushka,

I followed your link but see only fabrics that are slinky, and not
tips how to sew with it etc.
I just purchased the Emma Seabrooke Sewing with Slinky DVD and did not like that the close ups were few and far between. Many things she said seemed to assume that you already knew......... The DVD was helpful, and will get me started on my stash of slinky.
Slinky = acetate spandex/lycra for my collection
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Date: 6/30/15 12:57 PM

I searched in the site map for that site and found this link with some tips:

http://www.macpheeworkshop.com/slinky-patterns.htm

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Date: 6/30/15 12:59 PM

The link you mentioned was posted here in 2009. Unfortunately, the internet changes and people remove information from their websites. That's probably what happened here. I haven't seen a post by Moushka in a long time.

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Date: 6/30/15 1:01 PM

Quote: sewtea
moushka,



I followed your link but see only fabrics that are slinky, and not

tips how to sew with it etc.

I just purchased the Emma Seabrooke Sewing with Slinky DVD and did not like that the close ups were few and far between. Many things she said seemed to assume that you already knew......... The DVD was helpful, and will get me started on my stash of slinky.

Slinky = acetate spandex for my collection

This was the most helpful link that I ever used for sewing slinky. Lots of great pattern suggestions also: Londa's.
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Date: 6/30/15 1:11 PM

Thanks Carla!

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Date: 7/6/15 3:02 PM

Carla,

Thank you for the link to Londa's. I have printed that out to keep with me. Still scared to touch my slinky but ..........

terry

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