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Unread 01-26-2010, 09:20 PM   #61
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Hey, guys. N00b question here, as always.
What is interfacing and how do I "baste" it onto a collar or something of the sort? What is the difference between "Fusibles" and "Non-Fusibles"?
I'm sewing a dress for my cosplay and I'm following the pattern nearly word-for-word (except for the fact that I bought the wrong size pattern and I had to modify it a bit because of that), but I have no clue what it's talking about. o__o||
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Thanks everyone who put all those tips together. I was having a hard time getting all that stuff (also because of the languages on the pattern I got), but now it is much more clear! \(^_^*)/
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Unread 04-25-2010, 06:20 AM   #63
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Hey, guys. N00b question here, as always.
What is interfacing and how do I "baste" it onto a collar or something of the sort? What is the difference between "Fusibles" and "Non-Fusibles"?
I'm sewing a dress for my cosplay and I'm following the pattern nearly word-for-word (except for the fact that I bought the wrong size pattern and I had to modify it a bit because of that), but I have no clue what it's talking about. o__o||
Interfacing is a material you can either iron on or sew into a certain part of a garment to make it stiffer, and basting is a sewing technique that involves making large, loose stitches (I prefer to do it by hand, although you can use a machine) when you sew two things together in preparation for machine sewing so it doesn't slide around as you sew it.

Fusible interfacing is interfacing you can iron onto the garment, and non-fusible interfacing is interfacing you have to sew. Not all fabrics are iron-friendly, so that's why there are two varieties.

EDIT: I just noticed the date of the post and realized it's probably too late.
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Unread 07-23-2010, 02:33 AM   #64
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Omg. these links were helpful. Thanks everyone!
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Unread 07-31-2010, 05:54 AM   #65
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This thread is rather handy, considering I learn all the terminology in Dutch.
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Unread 09-21-2010, 07:34 AM   #66
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hmm this thread is amazing!

I kinda gave up on cosplay because I never really learned how to sew and I was sick of stuff turning out well shoddy.

Anyways thank you

and before this thread gets to big maybe the first page can have all these wonderful links being shared organized? especially if ten pages later some one asks the same question...
I know it helped a lot on the Zelda thread but it also took time so yah sorry if this is a lame suggestion

anyways thanks again for the help! If I can learn some proper sewing maybe I can enjoy cosplay again
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Unread 01-03-2011, 12:43 AM   #67
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alot of reviews on amazon said the older readers digest was better
so I am going to order an older readers digest and
and older vogue and actually learn PROPER sewing...what a concept ha ha !!!

thanks guys and this is definitely one of the most useful threads I have seen on cosplay
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Unread 01-08-2011, 02:41 PM   #68
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wrong thread sorry
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Unread 01-31-2011, 06:39 PM   #69
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Sewing Terminology

You are absolutely correct about every point. There's really no down side to learning to sew. Also, you gain an understanding of clothing construction, which makes you a better consumer for off-the-rack clothes. So Sew On!
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very useful tips for someone like me ..Thanku
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Sorry to revive this thread, but its a sticky anyway XD
I have a question about a translation which I can't seem to find anywhere on the internet.

My grandma teaches me sewing according to what she calls the "proper" way.
This involves hand stitching around all the pattern pieces with big loops every other stitch, in Dutch its called 'doorslaan'
It is kind of a replacement for chalk I guess.
After you went around the pattern it looks like this :
http://oi40.tinypic.com/34ez1jl.jpg (A. in the picture)

After that you can unpin the pattern, pull the two sides of fabric off each other, and then you cut through the threads in the middle and it will look like B. on the picture the fuzzies are ont he wrong side of the fabric, and the neat lines on the right side, then you can see all the lines clearly and know where you have to stitch

I hope anyone knows the English word for this, and my explaining is sort of clear...

(yes that is satin in the picture, no it is not for cosplay purposes )
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Unread 01-18-2014, 11:40 AM   #72
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Sorry to revive this thread, but its a sticky anyway XD
I have a question about a translation which I can't seem to find anywhere on the internet.

My grandma teaches me sewing according to what she calls the "proper" way.
This involves hand stitching around all the pattern pieces with big loops every other stitch, in Dutch its called 'doorslaan'
It is kind of a replacement for chalk I guess.
After you went around the pattern it looks like this :
http://oi40.tinypic.com/34ez1jl.jpg (A. in the picture)

After that you can unpin the pattern, pull the two sides of fabric off each other, and then you cut through the threads in the middle and it will look like B. on the picture the fuzzies are ont he wrong side of the fabric, and the neat lines on the right side, then you can see all the lines clearly and know where you have to stitch

I hope anyone knows the English word for this, and my explaining is sort of clear...

(yes that is satin in the picture, no it is not for cosplay purposes )
It sounds like basting or tacking maybe?
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Unread 01-18-2014, 05:56 PM   #73
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it isn't any of them, as it does not hold fabric together at all. As I said it is used like chalk but with longer lasting lines.
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Unread 01-18-2014, 06:40 PM   #74
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I have seen directions that asked me to do that.

I think the closest term would be tacking. In the wikipedia page, they write that tacking stitches can be used "To transfer pattern markings to fabric, or to otherwise mark the point where two pieces of fabric are to be joined. A special loose looped stitch used for this purpose is called a tack or tailor's tack. This is often done through two opposing layers of the same fabric so that when the threads are snipped between the layers the stitches will be in exactly the same places for both layers thus saving time having to chalk and tack the other layer."

I think that although your grandmother used the pattern as one of the layers, the process sounds the same to me.

Am I misunderstanding?
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Unread 01-19-2014, 05:54 AM   #75
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That actually sounds like it. Once you are done you remove the pattern.

Thanks, now i can finally explain to some people what I'm doing XD
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