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Topic: tips for smooth, flat trims...anyone? anyone? Bueller?  (Read 572 times)
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« on: November 17, 2005 12:05:17 PM »

is there a trick to getting a trim to lay flat around a curve? specifically i am sewing a strip of double-sided fabric around the collar, chest and waistline of a shrug...kind of like making my own seam tape. the fabric for the trim is a silky brocade and the shrug itself is a thin knit. tips are welcomed and appreciated!
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« Reply #1 on: November 17, 2005 12:39:22 PM »

When I did trims on my projects, I did nothing different around the curves and it turned out flat.  So, I would say just expierment with that.  Yeah, I'm not a lot of help. Grin
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« Reply #2 on: November 17, 2005 01:05:41 PM »

You'll have more success at making the brocade obey if you use bias cut strips for your trim tape. Cutting it this way gives the strip a lot more give.

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« Reply #3 on: November 17, 2005 02:01:01 PM »

thank you both for your help - i appreciate it!

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« Reply #4 on: November 17, 2005 03:51:44 PM »

Cut it on the bias, and then take it to the ironing board. Pin it in the curve you want it to end up in, and then steam the shit out of it, and press in that shape. The difference in using a pretreated piece like that is AMAZING.



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« Reply #5 on: November 18, 2005 11:27:06 AM »

awesome, "steam the shit out of it" is exactly the lexicon i respond to Smiley
thanks for the tip, i'm going to do just that.
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