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From: Longblades
Date: 07-14-2005, 10:13 AM (1 of 5)
:Canada: I need to topstitch a tight curve around the corners on the outside edge of a shirt pocket flap. The curve is tighter than a dime. I have a funny feeling the twin needles can't do this but I have never used them. Is it going to be like driving a 4x4 SUV around a corner on a dry road? Because the inner curve needs to have shorter stitches than the outer?
User: Longblades
Member since: 07-14-2005
Total posts: 182
From: DorothyL
Date: 07-14-2005, 10:23 AM (2 of 5)
A shirt pocket flap isn't that big -- you can take it twice with a single needle and it won't cost you more than, maybe, two minutes longer. It might be worth it.
Just a thought.
User: DorothyL
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From: Sheri
Date: 07-14-2005, 11:29 AM (3 of 5)
I've done it on back pockets for jeans. I just went really slowly, and used the hand wheel a lot, while turning the pocket carefully. It probably took me at least as long as if I had sewn it twice, but on the other hand, the stitches were exactly parallel when I was done.
User: Sheri
Member since: 12-04-2000
Total posts: 126
From: Longblades
Date: 07-15-2005, 09:12 AM (4 of 5)
I went and bought the twin needles yesterday but the lady at the store and I have decided it is impossible to turn a tight corner with them. But Sheri, you say you can do it, on jeans yet. I imagine it will be tricky to explain how you do that on this forum but if you'd like to take a crack at it I sure would like to know how.
User: Longblades
Member since: 07-14-2005
Total posts: 182
From: MaryW
Date: 07-15-2005, 09:28 AM (5 of 5)
I am interested too becuz I haven't started my bluejean jacket yet.
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