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Topic: Crooked stitches! Help on sewing straight  (Read 2494 times)
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« Reply #10 on: July 11, 2008 09:24:48 PM »

my jr high school home ec teacher had all kinds of designs that we had to 'sew' on paper before we were allowed to actually sew anything, including a whole piece of looseleaf. I learned a lot of control that way, and since I never pushed or pulled the paper there were probably 50 sheets, I never did it with fabric.

I know with my serger I was told to watch the blade, not the needles, so yeah watch the guide on the sewing machine

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« Reply #11 on: July 12, 2008 07:24:04 PM »

Sewing straight can be tricksy at times, and when I have a situation where it's hard to watch the guides (it's true, you don't watch the needle)  I use a guide bar do-hickie (called an "edge guide") - the thing you see sticking out from the back of the foot (this picture was "posed", so it's not actually lined up as it was for sewing):

It can be made as narrow or wide as the bar goes. You can use it on regular stitching, also, if you're like me and sometimes lose track of the guide lines (where'd I put those glasses...?).

« Reply #12 on: July 13, 2008 07:38:52 AM »

It's true, a guide bar would be really helpful especially when the material you're sewing completely covers the guides from the plate. Now to figure out how stick a bar there hmm..

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« Reply #13 on: July 14, 2008 10:14:54 PM »

pratice practice practice! Grin

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