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easy flat-felled seams

susan_srofe | Posted in The Archives on

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Does anyone have advise on an easy-to-do flat-felled seam with 1/4″ topstitching.

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  1. lin_hendrix | | #1

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    Hi Susan,
    >I've found flat felling seams in a crisp or firm fabric the easiest... no slippery silks or rayons.
    >Trimming the under seam allowance accurately also keeps the folded edge of the upper seam allowance neat.
    >Use a skinny top stitching foot (I use a #37 on my Bernina) so that the foot can ride on top of the flat felled seam rather than straddle it. A foot like this will also provide accurate .25" spacing.
    >Speed sewers will probably disagree but I always press the entire seam assembly before topstitching.
    >If my fabric is having trouble staying pressed into place I use Scotch tape as a basting tool so that I can topstitch from the right side of the fabric.

    --lin

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