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trying some Threads embellishment ideas

user-474140 | Posted in General Discussion on

Hi,

I am not sure which category would be best for this message — it is about embellishment on clothing. I have two older issues of Threads (Sept. 98 and May 99) that I have drooled over for years, and have now started sewing again after many years. I was thinking of trying the Pin Tuck embellishment described in the article in Sept. 98, where she uses a double needle and pin-tucking foot to produce various designs — one on a velvet skirt that inspired me. I am about to start my samples and experiments, and would love to hear from anyone who has tried this technique.

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  1. eauinaz | | #1

    haven't tried on velvet, but the pintuck foot for my Bernina works great for cottons and linens.

  2. Barbaran8 | | #2

    Try it on a scrap of velvet first - the pile is going to be pulled up in odd angles - see whether it is the effect you want before you get into the garment.

    1. rekha | | #3

      I tried pintuck on cotton lycra but was left with large needle holes and puckered up fabric when I had to undo a small area.

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