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« on: April 06, 2004 05:44:55 PM »

on appliques and stuff... i backstitch so my stitches dont come out [duh]

is there anyway around this?


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« Reply #1 on: April 06, 2004 10:27:31 PM »

Hey Jordy-I'm new but I sure have loved watching your perfect little purse tutorial morph into a thousand bright ideas!!!

Anyway-about the backstitching:

Sew forward on the machine, without backstitching at the beginning or the end. Then leave yourself enough thread to tie knots by hand(with each pair). It is a little fussy, but its easy. Use a pin to pull the top thread to the back (wrong side) of fabric and gently tie a few overhand knots. That way the applique looks neat. Ofcourse sometimes I'm too lazy to do that and if I think it won't show I'll back stitch anyway. Smiley

Gee I hope that made sense and was what you were wanting to know! :O
« Reply #2 on: April 07, 2004 03:40:40 AM »

Hello Jordy,

I use normaly instead of a backstitch a very little stitch.Normay I sew with 2,5 or 3 and at the beginning and the end I sew a few stitches with 0,5.Then turn the stitch to 3(or whatever you use)sew and at the end stop,turn the stitch to 0,5 and sew the rest.
I never had problems with this method.

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« Reply #3 on: April 07, 2004 08:08:55 AM »

sorry for veering off the topic, but i have to say to brooklyncraft that i LOVE your avatar! it cracked me up. (obviously, i like cats.  Grin)

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« Reply #4 on: April 07, 2004 03:20:57 PM »

thank you for the tips!
im very sick of having bulky things where ive started and stopped.


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« Reply #5 on: April 07, 2004 04:37:06 PM »

I always find backstitching on felt weakens its, and it tears a little. I usually just pull the thread to the back, and tie it a few times with my hands. I hate doing this, because there are always a million knots for me to tie! I always embelish the little thing I sew one way too much. Smiley
« Reply #6 on: April 07, 2004 05:24:37 PM »

Kabili-I know it cracks me up! Ofcourse I sometimes feel that way for real...

Anna@Germany-Hey thanks! I probably learned that and forgot(typical)!

And I can't wait to see what you some up with next Jordy! Cheesy
« Reply #7 on: April 16, 2004 10:48:29 AM »

When I sew appliques I try to backstitch slowly by turning the dial by hand instead of trying to slow down on the pedal.....it turns out much neater for me!  I only do about 2 to 3 stiches.
(I learned from many mistakes with a major glob of thread in one area...im sure you guys have been there right?)

And...Brooklyn Craft....I saw your avatar and could not contain my laughter...Im in a university computer lab so People were staring at me!  It brightened my day    ~M

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