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From: 5inNH
Date: 10-28-2006, 09:21 AM (1 of 3)
I'm very new to sewing as this question shows. I've sewn a few things with patterns but haven't tried anything off the top of my head.

I'd like to make a ribbon tshirt. Do I fray check the ribbon first and just sew the outer edge to the shirt? What do you do with the ribbon when you get to the side seam of the shirt? Do I open up the seam and then sew it closed? That could be a diaster for me.

Thanks for any help.

User: 5inNH
Member since: 10-04-2006
Total posts: 16
From: Sews4kate
Date: 10-28-2006, 10:34 PM (2 of 3)
I haven't done it yet, but I did look into it once. What I was going to do was use something to bond the ribbon to the shirt, something like "wonder under". Then stitch it along the long edges. And yes, I would open up the side seam and then sew it into the seam, sorry lol. I don't think it should be too hard. Also, if you don't have fray check for the ribbon ends you could heat seal the ends using a lighter, candle, or even a woodburning tool if you have one (that is what I use when making hairbows).

User: Sews4kate
Member since: 08-20-2005
Total posts: 182
From: heavensdoll
Date: 10-29-2006, 06:55 PM (3 of 3)
:monkey: :monkey: I have never checked the ends but I have a serger and roll hemmed them closed..
My old suggestion is to wash the ribbon(or a sample of it) because I made some for my girls and my dots faded off the ribbon..grr! But the solid prints were ok..
I hope that helps.

User: heavensdoll
Member since: 11-17-2005
Total posts: 4
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