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« on: May 04, 2010 12:01:54 PM »

I'm attaching ribbon to a cotton dress: around the neckline, and in 3 bands around the bottom hem.

The ribbon is 5mm wide, and i think is a chiffon organza. It has a lot of sideways movement, which is great for getting it to follow the gentle curves of the neck, but very tricky to keep in the pinned shape when i'm sewing.

what stitch e.g. zig-zag or straight is best to hold it in place, without it going wavy. Do smaller tighter sticthes work better, or larger looser stitches?

Thanks Sophie
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« Reply #1 on: May 04, 2010 01:45:08 PM »

This is one of those situations where you have to test several methods. 

Start with a small needle...size 70 or 65.  Choice of thread is another subject, depending on the look you want.  You can use regular sewing thread or rayon or polyester machine embroidery thread on top, regular thread in the bobbin. 

You can use a zig-zag stitch, start out with a narrow zig and a slightly shorter than usual stitch length.  Stitch with one zig piercing the ribbon, the other off the ribbon.  See how you like the look.  If you don't like the look, try a different stitch width/length. 

Another option, again if you want the look, is to use a wing needle and a pin stitch...the one that looks like a ladder missing one long side:   __|__|__|__|__   Tighten the top tension a little and you will see a little hole form at the intersection of the stitches.  If you like the look, go with it.

Another option is to use a contrasting thread and use the feather stitch...the one that has a slanted stitch that is formed in an alternating pattern off both sides of the straight stitch.

Good luck
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