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From: Longblades
Date: 05-11-2007, 11:10 AM (1 of 2)
There was no such thing as fusible when I started sewing and I have used it very little. Having just applied some to the neck facings of a dress I wonder what most people do? Just forget about grading when you trim? Or pick it apart and grade, which is what I did.

Remember that old ad., "if you had graded the edges, Grandma, the facing would lie flat" ?
User: Longblades
Member since: 07-14-2005
Total posts: 182
From: dmoses
Date: 05-11-2007, 11:33 AM (2 of 2)
When I use fusible interfacing, I trim away most of the seam allowance on the fusible before applying it to the fabric. This gets rid of some of the bulk in the seam allowance.
Take care,
User: dmoses
Member since: 02-22-2002
Total posts: 964
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