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« on: February 19, 2004 06:44:49 AM »

I am a new (some what) sewer and have no idea whats going on with technical terms sometimes , if there is anyone out there who would like to explain interfacing or what bias tape is ( just just learned what cutting on the bias is) to me that would be wonderous
« Reply #1 on: February 19, 2004 07:47:17 AM »

Hi there, maybe this site might help you.
Good luck with all your sewing ventures! Cheesy

edited to add-I use bias tape for all sorts of other things besides what it's made for! Like trims on bags, purse handles etc...
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« Reply #2 on: February 19, 2004 08:28:55 AM »

great resource starstitches!

and banannasplit - yes! like starstitches pointed out - don't let the definition of something limit you to its' use. bias tape is great for all sorts of things besides edges of fabric - trim, necklaces, bracelets. and you can make your own bias tape if you're so inclined. also - interfacing IS a fabric that is found in the fabric stores, but you aren't limited to tht if you don't have any. any fabric that is stiff enough to add a little body will work. and if you are broke try checking the thrift stores. alot of dust ruffles are made with interfacing in the middle (the part that goes across the mattress). i bought a king size dust ruffle for $2 and got almost 5 yds of interfacing out of it, not to mention some narrow scrap fabric to use for other projects.

bottom line - don't be afraid to ask if you dn't know, but above all don't be afraid to improvise. if you think something might work - try it! the owrst thing that happens is you have to do it over and that's what a seam ripper is for! LOL Grin

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« Reply #3 on: February 19, 2004 10:02:53 AM »

What great advise!  I have done the same thing with dust ruffles! Ripping out is a very important part of sewing, that is how we learn from our mistakes, of course I have never made any!!!!!HA, ha.  HAPPY STITCHING!

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