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Topic: First Purse with InnerFuse, and Technical Questions  (Read 891 times)
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« on: July 21, 2006 09:34:56 AM »

I've always held that I wasn't born with the sew-enabling gene, and the making of this purse further proved it. I could have tried to make a regular lined bag but figured it would be easier to make one from a kit (I'm lazy and afraid of turning things inside out through tiny holes.)
I made this purse using some fabric remnants I've been hoarding (yes, even though I don't sew, I hoard fabric. I know, I have a problem.) and one of those handbag kits that comes with a big sheet of double-sided heavy-duty fusible interfacing ("InnerFuse")

blurry detail of the inside:
Further details at the blog: http://crochety.blogspot.com/2006/07/summer-break.html
After making this purse, I have a few questions for you knowledgeable craftsters that I couldn't seem to solve with a forum/google search:

-can you get a satin stitch that looks "solid" (i.e. pretty) with a regular zig-zag machine? if so, any tips?

-can you do satin stitch over an edge (say of a purse) without using stabilizer (i.e. of the tear-away variety) behind it?
Thanks for helping a newbie sewer out, I would really appreciate it!
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« Reply #1 on: July 21, 2006 03:57:50 PM »

I love your fabric color.  You can satin stitch on a machine that has a zig zag stitch.  All you need to do is shorten your stitch length, and that will make them closer together.  You can also satin stitch an edge without stabilizer.  It helps if your bag is heavily interfaced.  If not, it will be more difficult.  I always stretch the fabric so there is a lot of tension on it.  This way it is less likely to bunch up.
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« Reply #2 on: July 24, 2006 09:02:18 PM »

Thanks! Any tips on satin stitching on an edge without stabilizer? I can't seem to get the machine to "catch" on the free edge of the piece. Do you just have to get very very good at sewing with one side of the line of stitching on the very edge of the piece?
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