Member since 11/6/04
Date: 4/15/12 11:08 PM
I am making a Chanel jacket from a Chanel plaid fabric made of a variety of fibers--from Gorgeous Fabrics. The fabric absorbs my basting stitches so that I am not exactly sure where I had planned to sew. On top of that some of the fibers are much thinner and slipperier than the wool that makes up most of the fabric. When I try to sew over these sections (a narrow band every 1-1/2"), my sewing machine tries to eat the fabric. I have decided that I will make myself less crazy if I just sew the seams by hand. What is the best stitch to use to make vertical garment seams?