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Unread 03-11-2017, 02:21 PM   #1
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Sewing bias?

I'm a newbie who recently learned how to sew with a sewing machine and I was wondering if anyone has tips on how to sew bias on a thick fabric?
So far I failed each time. In my last attempt I tried to glue it first with fabric glue, but that failed as well :')
Here's a picture of the fabric (which is strangely orange on the pictures? It's reddish-brown in real life) and a piece of failed test-fabric.


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Unread 03-11-2017, 04:02 PM   #2
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If you have an adjustable zig-zag stitch on your machine, putting just a little zig into the stitch will help. When I'm sewing thick knits or denim with a little spandex, even if the seam isn't supposed to stretch, the zig gives it enough forgiveness to accommodate what the fabric wants to do.
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Part of the issue is the fabric itself, it's got a pile to it which would frustrate even experienced sewists.

Do you need the color contrast? because if you don't a facing will be easier and look better.
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It's a little hard to tell from the picture, but I don't think you're sewing the bias tape on correctly... Are you doing it like in the video here?: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ieC0pqyeNB4
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If you have an adjustable zig-zag stitch on your machine, putting just a little zig into the stitch will help. When I'm sewing thick knits or denim with a little spandex, even if the seam isn't supposed to stretch, the zig gives it enough forgiveness to accommodate what the fabric wants to do.
Thanks a lot! I'll certainly try that out!

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Part of the issue is the fabric itself, it's got a pile to it which would frustrate even experienced sewists.

Do you need the color contrast? because if you don't a facing will be easier and look better.
She does have a white (I was using grey, because white seems too hard?) stitching on the bias;
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It's a little hard to tell from the picture, but I don't think you're sewing the bias tape on correctly... Are you doing it like in the video here?: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ieC0pqyeNB4
I feel a bit silly now :'D Thanks a lot for that tutorial. Apparently I was doing it all wrong.
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Unread 03-12-2017, 06:20 PM   #6
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I feel a bit silly now :'D Thanks a lot for that tutorial. Apparently I was doing it all wrong.
I totally understand. I happened to discover this tutorial not too long ago and learned I was sewing on bias tape the "wrong" way too! If you try this method I'm sure the bias tape will look a lot neater on your garment!
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