Re: sewing lace
- From: "Ward" <ward@xxxxxxxx>
- Date: Mon, 26 Sep 2005 17:07:54 -0400
"enigma" <enigma@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
> "Ward" <ward@xxxxxxxx> wrote in
>> "enigma" <enigma@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
>>>i have a new Bernina non-computer machine that i haven't
>>> played with much yet. i just found some cheap Halloween
>>> lace with spiderwebs & spiders that i'd like to make
>>> simple rod pocket curtains out of.
>>> would i use a zig zag type stitch & is there an easy way
>>> to keep the lace from getting eaten by the feed dogs or
>>> hung up on the foot? i haven't done anything with any lace
>>> for years & i seem to remember having annoying problems
>>> with it on my mom's machine...
>>> all i want are flat panels with a narrow bottom hem & a
>>> rod pocket on top.
>> Try strips of basic wax paper on both sides of the fabric.
>> You can see through the wax paper, not clearly, but OK.
>> The needle perforations make removing the paper easy but
>> still be careful not to pull on the thread. If the paper
>> leaves a bit of white behind remove it with a damp cloth.
>> Good luck!
> oh, i like this idea. i was afraid i'd need to buy tear-away
> stabilizer & that's a bit pricey for silly curtains :)
> i already have waxed paper on the shopping list (we still
> wrap sandwiches rather than use plastic sandwich bags) so i
> just grab an extra box for the sewing room.
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You're welcome! I use wax paper for everything. I tape too long sheets
together and put it over pattern tissue to trace off the right size for me.
Sharpie pens won't run but just in case, I put Scotch tape over any markings
that I want to stop from smearing.
- Re: sewing lace
- From: joy beeson
- Re: sewing lace