Hi all, I’m making a swing coat out of heavy cotton velveteen. The fabric’s working great but I’m having trouble getting the seams to press open. I have a needleboard, and can press them OK, but the seams are just slowly closing up again. I hold them open with my press mitt until the fabric completely cools, but then as construction continues they just close up again.
I tried a sample using Gem Bond to glue the seams open flat, the way you do with leather, but of course the glue seeped through the ground into the pile and made it stiff and icky. I do not want to topstitch the seams open because I find it very hard to get any kind of topstitching looking good on this fabric, and as it has a CB seam my shortcomings will be all too apparent.
An article I read (not in Threads) suggested double sided sticky tape – but in clothing?? Won’t it lose it’s stick eventually and then I’ll have a big ol’ mess.
Any suggestions gratefully received.