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From: Susii
Date: 03-01-2006, 12:33 AM (1 of 3)
Hi there!!! I am making an oversized handkerchief with two different patterns... I have sewn them together and am now considering ripping all of the seams! It looks horrible! Well not horrible, but I don't like the way the two materials sag from eachother. Do you guys think that fusible interfacing will help this problem? I don't know what else to do... the ultimate goal is to have the dual sided handkerchief with hand-beaded fringe. Ayyy... please help.

User: Susii
Member since: 03-01-2006
Total posts: 1
From: bridesmom
Date: 03-01-2006, 01:05 AM (2 of 3)
Could you sew a border around the edge about an inch in or a couple of borders? How big is the hanky? What about even a little design or square sewn in the middle??
Tickled pink with my Innovis 4000D
User: bridesmom
Member since: 01-21-2004
Total posts: 2026
From: Chrysantha
Date: 03-01-2006, 01:34 AM (3 of 3)
Is the hankie going to be used..for nose's ? Or is it for decoration ???
If it's for nose's I wouldn't have it two layered, embroidered and beaded. (all those things can irritate a nose and beads can always come off in a nose)

If it's for decoration..then I'd do a steam-a-seam between the layers. You can embroider through it and I'd make sure the beading is done BEFORE the layers are put together...(sew them to one side, match up sides and steam-a-seam).
User: Chrysantha
Member since: 09-06-2002
Total posts: 2414
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