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« on: February 18, 2008 06:47:28 AM »

...which is a first for me.  i usually freestyle (maybe that's why i've yet to entirely finish a bag sewing project  Roll Eyes), so i'm confuzzled by part of the pattern...

so i'll start with a simple question, and if it doesn't get me anywhere, i'll elaborate.

Q: is "reinforcing" ever later removed?  i stiched across as the pattern said, but now i'm finding that it's in the way of other steps.

i'm at a complete standstill!  and things were going so well up to this point.   Cry
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« Reply #1 on: February 18, 2008 08:53:06 AM »

I've never removed it, but if it's in your way once you sew the regular seam, I don't see why you can't remove it. You just need that extra stitching to keep that seam together so it doesn't get weird on you.

« Reply #2 on: February 24, 2008 03:53:02 PM »

I know on clothing reinforcing is done a lot more than bags, moreso for lightweight or slippery fabrics. That said, when I reinforce I sew as close as I possibly can to the raw edge, because if I don't, it shows through somewhere :/  Yes, once the seam/ piece/ whatever is sewn, you can remove any reinforcing stitches that show most of the time. I would carefully consider the material itself and what part was reinforced and how much use/ stress it will receive. So say, a satin evening bag where the handle is continuous with some portion of the body of the bag, I'd do what I could to keep the seam reinforced.
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