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Monday, October 15

Tip for Sewing Entredeux to Linen - The Old Fashioned Way.

click on photo to enlarge and you will see two stitching lines
As you know, my favorite method to stitch Entredeux to Sleeves and Neck edges is The Old Fashioned Way.

Working with linen can be worrisome because it can ravel unmercifully. So after I stitched right next to the entredeux (in the ditch) to attach it to the sleeve edge, I moved my needle over slightly (slightly less than 1/8") and stitched again.

Now, when I trim the fabric behind the entredeux, I don't have to worry about trimming too close.  And the fabric will not ravel.

Then I complete the sleeve as per my directions.  The extra stitching line only shows on the wrong side.

Now, to my favorite part.  Stitching the pretty lace onto the entredeux!

A Sewing Tip from:

Yours Truely

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1 comment:

thimblegirl said...

Thanks for all your wonderful tips and lessons. I don't often comment on blogs, but I have learned so much from yours and I look forward to all your postings.

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