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From: seamstress16
Date: 05-30-2005, 09:23 AM (1 of 2)
I have been just carefully doing a running stitch using both of the inside layers of the fabric when I slipstitch a hole together, such as one left when a turn a garment right side out. But, is this the right way?
User: seamstress16
Member since: 01-29-2005
Total posts: 88
From: paroper
Date: 05-30-2005, 04:52 PM (2 of 2)
If you are doing a slip stitch at a seamline, it is done at the two creases. You just take one tiny bite of one side and a tiny bite of the other. All thread and stitches are between the fabrics, much like you do when you are sewing a seam on a machine, just by hand. You do not usually lap the fabrics, although if I am closing a stuffed animal, I usually do fold one side and leave the other side unfolded, then I run the stitching between the fold and what would be the seamline of the other side. I think that it hides the closing better.

Bernina 200e, Artista V5 Designer Plus, Explorations, Magic Box, Bernina 2000DE & 335 Bernette Serger, Bernina 1530 Sewing Machine, Bernina 1300 DC Overlock (with coverstitch)
User: paroper
Member since: 02-03-2004
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