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How do you sew a loosely woven plaid by hand?
Chanel fabric question
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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?

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Date: 4/16/12 0:08 AM

I would underline with silk organza and mark on that fabric instead of the wool. Then I would thread trace the stitching lines.


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Date: 4/16/12 9:07 AM

I'd probably apply a very light weight fusible interacing on all pattern pieces.

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