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« Reply #20 on: June 23, 2006 11:54:40 AM »

I also have to learn to stitch straighter!

Buy a magnetic seam guide for your machine. I just bought one and it's amazing. I bought the one made by Dritz on Joann.com and it was only $3.99. All you have to do is put your fabric in place and decide on your seam allowance, measure the fabric that will touch the seam guide to make sure it's all even (otherwise the seam guide would be crooked and be useless), then put the seam guide right on the metal plate and keep the edge of your fabric against it as you sew. The magnets are really powerful so you don't have to worry about it slipping or anything & it can't harm your machine (well, i know it can't harm my machine for sure. I called Brother cause I was paranoid and they gave me the OK. Haha). It's wayyyyyy worth the $4.
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« Reply #21 on: June 23, 2006 01:47:42 PM »

A seam guider is a really good idea, I use the edge of my foot as my guide, which is about 3/8ths, I did write the tutorial for 1/2 inch seam allowance though.
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« Reply #22 on: June 23, 2006 04:09:37 PM »

A seam guider is a really good idea, I use the edge of my foot as my guide, which is about 3/8ths, I did write the tutorial for 1/2 inch seam allowance though.

That's what I always used before I bought the magnetic seam guide. I either just attempted to keep the fabric lined up with the edge of the foot. Either that or my machine has a grid "carved" into the plate with measurements that I used if I needed larger seam allowances. The fabric always shifted though. I like the magnetic seam guide because it stays in place and you actually put your fabric against it rather than lining your fabric up on top of a line. Does that make sense?

Ah I can't wait to make this wallet. There isn't enough time in the day to do everything I want and need to do!  Sad
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« Reply #23 on: June 25, 2006 06:58:14 AM »

I hope I can find that seam guide in the UK. So far I've used the "light chalk colour" method Smiley

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« Reply #24 on: June 25, 2006 11:23:21 AM »

what i did on my old machine was get a piece of masking tape, and lay it down next to the foot and then mark out the seam allowances by measuring from the needle.
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« Reply #25 on: June 25, 2006 11:38:16 AM »

that's very smart, that way it's a constant straight guide
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« Reply #26 on: June 25, 2006 12:01:51 PM »

That's great. I think I'll try making one of these for my mom one day.

Haha.. I was just thinking that.
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« Reply #27 on: February 28, 2007 11:01:16 AM »

I love this!  The bubbly fabric is so cute!
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« Reply #28 on: February 28, 2007 11:06:28 AM »

Ooo. I'll use this tutorial. Thank ya.
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« Reply #29 on: March 30, 2007 10:22:07 PM »

ha, i knew that fabric looked like your apron Smiley  i remember thinking that before i knew who this was.  small world!
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