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Topic: Pressing straight to get perfect seams  (Read 1053 times)
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« on: October 02, 2012 04:51:44 PM »

I am making this bag and I am using white linen in place of the black upholstery fabric. I'm at the stage where I have pressed the four edges of the casings and am to sew the bottom edge to the main bag fabric. However, when I go to sew the bottom edge, it is glaringly crooked. Instead of a nice, crisp, pressed edge, it has waves in it and looks horrible.
Does anyone have any tips to get it nice and straight when pressing so that I can get a clean edge?  Huh
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« Reply #1 on: October 02, 2012 05:25:24 PM »

Hi.  I fold my seam over a metal ruler and iron with the ruler still in place.  HTH
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« Reply #2 on: October 04, 2012 10:10:49 AM »

Heat, steam, and patience is all I ever use, but that doesn't mean that's the best way!  Wink

« Reply #3 on: October 04, 2012 01:40:59 PM »

Patience I am sorely lacking but I may have a metal ruler stored in the back of something... somewhere. Wink

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« Reply #4 on: October 30, 2012 12:32:04 PM »

If you can't find the metal ruler, I wonder if stiff cardboard would work?  Linen can be pretty ornery like that!

« Reply #5 on: November 14, 2012 12:13:09 PM »

I usually fold the fabric over a ruler and pin in place, then iron with the pins still in but not the ruler.

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