Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Notion shopping

I bought my buttons today and after seeing a lot of Sandra and Ron I was curious about wondertape and using wooly nylon on the bobbin when hemming knits with twin needle ( They have a lot of great tips in those shows). My local dealer Greger had it all! and some more things. The store is small, crowded but boy do they have things in there...Now I want to find the steam a seam light narrow thing that they use and the gauge to measure placement of buttons and buttonholes with.
I started a jeans skirt using 10oz black denim and doing flatfelled seams and everything. In David Page Coffins book on trousers he has a great way to install a zipper with a fly. I been using it a couple of times and the step by step instructions makes it easy.
the flatfelling of the seams are glued using my regular craft glue. I sew the seam using 2 cm seam allowance, press it open. the one that will be folded over are pressed down to half and the other one is cut of leaving about 5 mm fabric, then I add some glue to the overlapping part and press it over and press using my finger. Easy to sew and stays in place.
I bought a flatfeller for jeans, I think it´s a 9 mm that´s available for my Viking machine but I think that I have more control doing it without it.

4 comments:

Maria said...

Hej Karin

Wondertape - er det basting tape eller oplægnings-vlies? (til hemming)

Jeg elsker at bruge basting tape til lynlåse, men kan ikke finde det i Danmark. (Heldigvis har jeg stadig noget af det Tini har købt til mig tilbage)..

karin said...

Det är basting tape.

Mariadenmark said...

Så må jeg vist snart en tur til Malmø :-)

karin said...

Jag tog den sista så vänta lite...