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« on: July 14, 2007 01:24:24 PM »

I bought a 3 dress-top-thing today, with pockets (like a square of material only sewn up on three sides, those kind). I wanted to cross-stitch a design on them but after starting, I found it was near impossible, and that was only in the middle - trying to stitch neatly and properly right at the end of the pocket would never have worked. Short of taking off the pockets, cross-stitching, and then re-attaching, is there anything else I can do? The fabric is too thin and I can only sew by hand (extremely badly) so I don't them taking them off and then re-attaching them is worth it. And I'm horrible at embroidery.

Thanks in advance for any ideas! I think I might be pretty stuck with this one though.

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« Reply #1 on: July 14, 2007 02:21:51 PM »

Are you using waste canvas?

« Reply #2 on: July 14, 2007 02:26:45 PM »

Are you using waste canvas?
Yeah, I bought some today (although not that much because it's expensive) and I'm really excited to use it. I was licking my fingers and trying to dissolve the edges on the car-ride home Tongue

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« Reply #3 on: July 14, 2007 10:09:34 PM »

If it were me I would remove the pocket, stitch it up, then reattach it.
I can't see any way to get the needle to go in and out correctly other than that.

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« Reply #4 on: July 17, 2007 01:59:13 PM »

This might sound like an obvious question, but are you using a blunt or pointy needle? You might have better results with a pointy needle than the usual blunt xstitch needle.  when you xstitch do you stab the needle through to the back, pull the thread, then stab the needle up from the back and pull the thread through?  What if you stick your needle through the back(not pulling the needle all the way through the fabric) and then up through the front, then pull the thread through.  I hope this makes since.  It's much easier to show someone in person than write it out.  I've only ever sewed on a pocket and it was on denim.  much easier on stiffer fabric.  What about stitching the pocket shut?  Is that an option?  ARe you using a hoop of any kind?  That should help if you dont use the "stab" method to xstitch.

Hope this helps!

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