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mayoosh
« Reply #40 on: February 05, 2009 03:20:48 AM »

How did you get the stitching on the outside to be so straight? I can only stitch a straight line when I use the 1/4 inch foot. very nice wallets. nice fabrics too.
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« Reply #41 on: February 05, 2009 05:35:27 AM »

These are so cute :-) I love tea wallets, I think I'll make one first when my seweing machine arrives.
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« Reply #42 on: February 05, 2009 07:09:22 AM »

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How did you get the stitching on the outside to be so straight? I can only stitch a straight line when I use the 1/4 inch foot. very nice wallets. nice fabrics too.
mayoosh, you can use a 1/4 inch topstitch on the outside, that would be fine, though, you may have to increase the initial size of the rectangles you cut, to accommodate the adjustment to the finish.

the best way to improve skill with a very narrow topstitch is to practice. perhaps you have some scraps you can use? I find that my topstitches generally look better if i press them first, regardless of if i plan to use a 1/4 or a more narrow one. 
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« Reply #43 on: February 05, 2009 04:46:19 PM »

Mayoosh- that is what I use too.  I just adjust my needle so it is closer to the foot and thus makes a closer topstitch.  I think most sewing machines have that option, right? Tongue
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