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Message Board > Patterns and Notions > Top or bottom: it's time to take a side. ( Moderated by Sharon1952)

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Top or bottom: it's time to take a side.
(sorry! I meant for iron-on interfacing...)
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Date: 2/23/13 9:34 AM





I'm making a detachable collar (actually a collar necklace) and the instructions say that the iron-on interfacing should be applied to the wrong side of the fabric that SHOWS: that's on top, the upper collar.

I think that interferes with the drape of the upper collar and that the interfacing should be applied to the side that doesn't show...the bottom, the collar facing.

Votes, please.



By the way, I'm using the pattern and instructions from the latest issue of Threads' Quick Stuff to Sew.



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Subject: Top or bottom: its time to take a side. Date: 2/23/13 12:03 PM

Top, to minimize the show-through of the seam allowances (as they do in the photo you posted).

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Date: 2/23/13 12:05 PM

Ohhhh, riiiiight!

Rightrightrightright!

Thanks for reminding me, Deb!

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Date: 2/23/13 1:41 PM

I apply it to the bottom to reduce wrinkling. BUT. I cut it inside or on the seam line so it is not in the seams.

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Date: 2/23/13 2:05 PM

Since it's probably not going to get washed much, I think I would try top side. If it was instead on a shirt that was going in the washer and dryer a lot, and I thought my iron on interfacing might ever have a chance to buckle up and wrinkle from that later though (I know it's not supposed to do that, but things happen sometimes) then maybe I might put it on the bottom side instead, Particular if I wanted a nice soft drape on the top side. But since you are sewing sequins onto the top of it, I think maybe that extra stiffness on the top might even be a good thing there.

Of course the best and most time consuming way is just to cut 3 of them, or just cut a sample first, fuse it on there, and see and feel how it's going to be first, but more work. If you want to cut bottom and top exactly the same though (and not allow for turn of the cloth making the under piece a tiny bit smaller) then you could even do that, on one out of the two pieces and and just choose afterwards, just by how that turns out too.
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Date: 2/23/13 2:20 PM

The top - for the reasons given above. Also to keep it smooth & hold the weight of the embellishment.

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Date: 2/23/13 2:25 PM

Interfacing the top side is the accepted practice.

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Date: 2/23/13 4:07 PM

sigh

I'm officially old.

My first thought was do you prefer sewing tops? or bottoms?

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