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« on: April 10, 2008 02:42:36 AM »


Hi,

I'm really new to toy making and i got some ace fabric to make some little creatures out of, the only problem is, it frays so easily, its fine when i stitch it together but as soon as i stuff it (only putting a small amount of stuffing in, not over stuffing) it all falls apart and i left a lot of room for the seam allowance. i'm probably being really think here so i apologise for that but i just cant see whats going wrong. Am i using the wrong type of fabric? Is there a certain type i should go for? I think its cotton i'm using cos i fancied something other than felt!  Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: April 10, 2008 09:32:08 AM »

Typically this just means the thread count on the fabric is less than is good for hand sewing. If you can use a sewing machine on a very small stitch setting it should do a better.
If not, You can do one of two things.
Use fray check on the edges of the fabric. It comes in a little bottle wit ha pointy tip like glue, you apply it to the edge of your fabric and let dry. Then you can sew it.
Or
You can use iron on interfacing. buy a light weight kind and iron it onto the back of your fabric according to the directions on the package.
I did this with a shiny thin fabric I used for a knight I made my cousin. The stuff worked wonders! Without that I don't think I would have been able to hand sew the doll, and it was too small for machine sewing.
It doesn't cost much either.

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« Reply #2 on: April 10, 2008 10:22:52 AM »


Oh wow your a star! thank you! I will try and get some of that glue stuff as i dont have a sewing machine yet!  Grin
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« Reply #3 on: April 10, 2008 12:02:34 PM »


Oh wow your a star! thank you! I will try and get some of that glue stuff as i dont have a sewing machine yet!  Grin
It should be in the same section as the glue at walmart, or in your fabric section on the notions wall at a craft store. Smiley
You can use iron on interfacing without having a sewing machine too though. And you can use it for all kinds of things. I hand sewed the knight I made but without the interfacing it would have been a nightmare. It also cut down on the fraying too.

Let us know how it goes!
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FlowerWitch
« Reply #4 on: April 10, 2008 12:10:31 PM »


ok i will see what i can do and let you know, thank you for your help  Wink
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