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1  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Leaving edge frayed? on: September 06, 2010 01:12:54 AM
I have a plaid fabric, I'm intending to use it for a wrap skirt. Given the style of the fabric and skirt, I have the idea to leave the edges frayed (both the wrapped part and the hem).

However, I obviously don't want the entire fabric to get frayed, rather keep the fraying near the edges. How do I go about in making sure the fabric don't fray too long into the skirt? Would just a single straight seam say 1 cm from the edge be enough?

I hope this is understandable and that someone can help me!
2  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing in General: Discussion and Questions / Re: How to handle seam allowances on: March 04, 2008 01:49:20 PM
I don't have a serger, but I figured the overlock-seam on my regular machine would do the trick just as well. I even pulled out the manual to see. I think I'll go for it, zig-zagging each piece it's just so boring. I jsut have to remember to fit as I go along more than I usually do.
3  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing in General: Discussion and Questions / How to handle seam allowances on: March 04, 2008 09:09:43 AM
Normally I zig-zag/overlock each piece (to prevent fraying) before putting them together. Once they are together I iron the seam allowance apart and that's it.

But I've been thinking, would it work to not do anything, put the pieces together and then overlock the edges? It would be a time'saver, not to mention I'd get rid of that boring first part with just zig-zagging all the pieces?

How do you handle it?
4  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Burda Young 7871 from newbie on: December 28, 2007 04:02:25 AM
That's really great and it looks comfy too.
5  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: My Backless Prom Dress on: December 28, 2007 03:51:24 AM
Great job!
It's really unique and fits you well.
6  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: pretty green dress on: December 28, 2007 03:48:20 AM
It looks great! The colour looks good on you and the shape fits perfectly.
7  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: My sisters formal dress on: December 06, 2007 08:58:34 AM
It looks great! That's a job well done as well
8  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Black Audrey Hepburn-ish sweater! on: November 19, 2007 09:10:30 AM
It looks great!
9  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: new top!!! on: November 13, 2007 10:04:11 AM
Wow that's really great!Well done!
10  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: my Sew What! skirts, skirt on: November 06, 2007 08:38:31 AM
I would love to have this skirt. The cut and the fabric are both great.
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