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Unread 05-01-2016, 05:14 AM   #1
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How to double up fabric

i am new to sewing and have a new project, the stretch fabric needs two layers for it to be opaque but i cant quite figure how to do it it might sound stupid i need all seams to end up on the inside. For example on a bodysuit would i just sew all the seams and leave a small gap to turn everything inside out? Please help
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Unread 05-01-2016, 07:37 AM   #2
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Frankly, what you propose is difficult. it's probably worth your time and money to purchase new fabric that is heavier and one layer will suffice.

If you absolutely can't do that, you'll want to cut & sew two layers together as though they are one. This will mean your seams will be bulkier as they will have 4 pieces of fabric in them instead of 2. no avoiding it.

a light spray fabric adhesive (the wash out kind) will be very helpful in that it'll keep your fabrics from sliding too much as you cut & sew. So spray the fabric with adhesive and layer them before cutting your pieces.
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Thank you i will give it a go! I also wanted to double up for a more figure hugging effect and for more support as some outfits that i want to make would show lumps and bumps!
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no, doubling the fabric will not fix the issues you mention. Garments that do that are very carefully engineered with diagonal cuts and lots of tension. Simply putting two layers cut the same way will not do anything but make you sweat more. In order to smooth the bumps you must wear a completely separate undergarment(s) to do that.

EDIT: A lot of people don't know how to buy these kinds of undergarments. you really need to try them on, and some are hard to get into. Basically if it pushes your lumps out to some other spot, it's too tight. No amount of spandex will magically make you look smaller, but smoother is always flattering.
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