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« on: December 23, 2016 02:37:11 PM »

My question might be confusing, so let me explain.

I am making some fancy bibs for my first newborn.
I am using the pattern from one that I received as a gift.

In the past when I have sewn bibs, I sew them wrong sides together, turn out, then sew the opening closed. I have always used a topstitch method. Which leaves the stitches showing on top, unless I topstitch all the way around.

The bib pattern that I am using.. I have inspected every single seam inch of the bib with a magnifying glass, and I can not seem to figure out how the opening has been sewn shut. I know that people often use a "ladder stitch" to sew the seam shut, making it invisible, but I can't imagine the lady sewing these bibs ladder stitching each and every single bib shut! (She sells way to many)

I was wondering if there are any other ways to do this? I do not want to "topstitch" the bib closed bc I don't want the thread showing on top. My last option is to ladder stitch them.. but if there is a way around this, I would prefer to do it that way!

Can anyone help me out with this? I mean, she must have used a method I don't know about...unless she used the ladder stitch method for every single bib.

It's driving me crazy!!!!


« Reply #1 on: December 24, 2016 07:10:47 AM »

Can you link to a photo? That may help us answer your question.
« Reply #2 on: February 16, 2017 07:04:18 PM »

maybe she glued them, or used fusible web.
I've seen projects like sofa pillows that are entirely glued, not stitched.

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