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Unread 10-08-2005, 11:41 PM   #16
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Unread 11-03-2005, 12:04 PM   #17
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A seam I use on my costumes is a double felled seam. It is a very durable seam and lays flatter than a regular felled seam. (Although it is wider)

1. Put wrong side of fabric together. Sew your seam allowance (I go more than 5/8th on costumes).

2. Open the seam and press flat - either with an iron or with your fingers.

3. I do this to each side of the seam - fold the raw edge of the flap underneath to meet the seam. (In other words you are folding the fabric flap in half so the raw edge is covered)

4. Then I stitch the flap down on the very outter edge.

5. Repeat this with the other side.
This is what it looks like...the solid line is the seams on the outside holding the flaps of folded fabric down and the middle line is the original seam.


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Unread 12-19-2005, 01:14 AM   #18
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Anyone know where I can find out how to take human body measurements?
U.S. Imperial and metric would help.

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Unread 12-20-2005, 11:46 AM   #19
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Oh, hey. I just posted this link in another thread about pattern sizes:
http://www.mccallpattern.com/charts/index.htm
How's that work for you?

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Unread 01-15-2006, 04:24 PM   #20
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hiya, i was wondering if anyone knows what could be wrong with my sewing machine...when i thread it, and start to sew, the thread breaks and curls up into the other threading areas of the machine in a big knot..
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Unread 01-19-2006, 11:43 PM   #21
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ok nevermind, all fixed!
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Unread 01-28-2006, 12:41 AM   #22
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the best way to make a costume fit is to take your measurements and add at least 3" to your measurements (that is to allow for the seams, this will be a tight fit though) also allow for hems and seams on all your cuts. it is better to cut way to large and alter if it is too big.
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Unread 02-10-2006, 12:59 AM   #23
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Thanks for all of this!! It's very useful for people that can't sew... like me...
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Unread 03-12-2006, 07:49 PM   #24
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Came across this term the other day, and didn't find it on sewing.org.

What is a French-felled seam?

I don't know if it's the same as a French seam or a flat-felled seam, or if it's a French seam that's been ironed over and then sewn (felled?).

This page has a picture and talks about it a little bit (http://www.amefird.com/puckerwoven.htm), and although I'm usually good with understanding diagrams, I can't quite figure out how one would actually sew that. All the searches in google for "how to" and "french felled" kept bringing up references of a "how to repair your outdoor equipment" book review. :/

EDIT: Ok, I think I figured it out (I took some paper and folded it and pretended it was fabric).

How useful is this stitch? It seems rather permanent, and only for something that you know fits exactly due to the way it's folded over. I think they might be handy on something like a yukata or kimono since it's very straight lines with little variation.

Does anyone use French-felled seams?
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Here a website of " Sew Much More" a tv shows which I think is good resources for people wanting to learn how to sew. http://www.diynet.com/diy/shows_smm/..._14336,00.html
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Hi! what's up guys? im a cosplay/sewing noob. just bought a singer this weekend. glad to see i can ask you guys if i have any trouble ^^!
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Unread 04-15-2006, 11:04 PM   #27
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I feel that sewing is probably the hardest to learn all of its terminolgy because it has so many terms that mean different things. so I know some of the terminolgy but sewing.org has alot more.
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Unread 04-17-2006, 04:46 PM   #28
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Quote:
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How useful is this stitch? It seems rather permanent, and only for something that you know fits exactly due to the way it's folded over. I think they might be handy on something like a yukata or kimono since it's very straight lines with little variation.

Does anyone use French-felled seams?
The only time I've used this stitch was in making some camping gear with a friend of mine. It's great for attaching 2 pieces of fabric that will be under tension. For example: we made a shelter out of 2 rectangles of silicone impregnated nylon and the seam connecting them (the ridge) was a flat-felled seam. I'll hopefully have some photos once we seam-seal the ridge. We're also making a sleeping bag that will use a flat-felled seam.

Costuming-wise though, I'm not sure how often I would use this technique.
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Unread 05-03-2006, 08:57 PM   #29
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Hahaha this is perfect for me. I do most of this anyways, but since I'm self taught I don't know hardly any terms.

I remember someone once mentioning something called a "hong-kong stich" does anyone know what that is?
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Unread 07-13-2006, 05:11 AM   #30
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I found this site the other day and after making my own dress form I was able to sew a jacket with no pattern at all. It's been a long time since I've sewed anything too.
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