Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Sewing Vinyl Angled Seams

      I was asked by a friend to help her sew the seams for this costume.  The non-sewer that wanted this costume made bought the fabric
and didn't know it would be hard to stitch a flimsy knit fabric with a stiff vinyl! AND then bought a pattern that involved sharp angled seams! Here are some tricks I used.
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Check out those right angled seams in the front.
The pattern directions showed the seams to be sewn with right sides together!
My friend tried and it just wasn't going to happen.
Sometimes I wonder if the designer of the pattern actually followed their own directions?
Because the directions had called for a quarter inch seam,
I marked a quarter inch seam on the wrong side.
Snipped the "in" angles and turned the vinyl under & overlapped the knit fabric.

Since I couldn't use pins on vinyl, 
I needed to stabilize the lightweight knit somewhat,
I used painter's tape, and
my beloved edge stitch foot.

It worked really well.
You just weren't allowed to look too close to the stitching.
Still we got the job done!
Another Halloween costume saved!
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1 comment:

  1. Oh boy. I think you've resolved the problem perfectly. Halloween costumes don't need to be perfect. ;-)


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