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Want to cover power stretch
Have a lot of heavy duty power stretch that Iwant to cover
Dana Cetz
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Date: 4/9/13 10:37 PM

I have supportive power stretch but its itchy, should I just make a sandwich with the power in the middle and fashion fabric with the same stretch on top and a soft lining like silk muslin.

How should I sew it together? Do I need to quilt it?
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Date: 4/9/13 11:06 PM

If it were me, and I wanted to cover the power stretch, so it wouldn't itch against my skin, I would put the stretchy fashion fabric as a lining. you won't want to line it in anything that isn't stretchy as well! but I think that 3 layers would get a bit bulky. So I'd just stick with lining it, unless you really didn't want to see it at all.

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Date: 4/9/13 11:11 PM

Have you tried washing the fabric to see if it softens to the touch?

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Dana Cetz
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In reply to PattiAnnJ

Date: 4/10/13 0:06 AM

Oh thats too easy. lol
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Date: 4/10/13 10:18 AM

I have found that the power stretch was not really itchy, but it was grabbing little skin hairs and holding them so they were uncomfortable/pulling...=itchy!
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