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Posted by: CatherineN

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Posted on: 3/31/03 1:32 AM
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Fusible thread can reduce the need for understitching. Put the fusible in the bobbin. Stitch on the garemnt side of the two fabrics when attaching the facings. After clipping the seamlines, turn the facings to the inside. Bring the right side of the fabric over slightly so the seamline is just out of sight of the right side. Press in place. This will bond the seam onto the front of the garment. On an unlined jacket you can serge the edge with fusible in the bobbin, turn the facing inside and press. This is from Australian Stitches, vol 7 no 2.

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mClones said... (10/9/03 9:49 PM) Reply
I use fusible thread regularly for hemming (fake rolled hem) and adding quilt borders without handsewing. But this is another great idea that I'm definitely going to use.
Deepika said... (4/1/03 1:44 PM) Reply
Great tip!
CatherineN said... (3/31/03 4:19 PM) Reply
Distrubutor claimed that after washing 20 times and tumble drying 5 times there was no sign of the bond loosening. Personally, I've never found bonded materials "stick" well over long usage. Probably would be best for items to be carefully handled.
SouthernStitch said... (3/31/03 3:01 PM) Reply
Catherine, sounds like a good idea. I guess it really does stay? I have used steam a seam etc to hold facings down even after understitching, and I don't find it holds well. I guess it depends on the fabric, too.
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