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Cali Terrasas
(cal429258) - F

Locale: So Cal
No more wholes on 02/12/2009 18:40:04 MST Print View

Hi there again everyone I have been making jackets and shorts for practice runs on making a Bivy and Gore-Tex jacket “ I know but I am a firm believer in Gore-Tex” any way I have been wondering how you guys cut out your pattern with out sticking like 20 thousand wholes into your fabric with the straight pins to hold it down
Do you tape it or what? Thanks guys

Denis Hazlewood
(redleader) - MLife

Locale: Luxury-Light Luke on the Llano Azul
Re: No more wholes on 02/12/2009 19:57:48 MST Print View

Sorry, but...

When you're in a whole, stop digging.

Roger Caffin
(rcaffin) - BPL Staff - MLife

Locale: Wollemi & Kosciusko NPs, Europe
Re: No more holes on 02/12/2009 20:41:41 MST Print View

Hi Cali

I make the pattern with the seam allowance included out of builders sheet plastic. Then I pin the pattern to the fabric with lots of fine pins IN THE SEAM ALLOWANCE.

Same applies when pinning the fabric together before sewing: ALL pins in the seam allowance.


Sharon Bingham
(lithandriel) - F - MLife

Locale: Southwest
Don't use pins... on 02/12/2009 20:59:03 MST Print View

Go to your local Jo-Ann fabric store and buy yourself some fabric weights. They're on the Notions wall, about 4 of them for $9.99. But Jo-Ann's is always having 50% of sales - so you can easily get them for less.

You can also just used canned food to weight the pattern to the fabric.

Either way, you avoid having to pin and poke holes...

Cali Terrasas
(cal429258) - F

Locale: So Cal
no more wholes on 02/12/2009 21:41:41 MST Print View

Sorry for the bad Eng-rish. My fingers write and the brain can't keep up!
But I am a hiker not an Eng-rish major. This or any post I make after this will not be in MLA or APA format.
Thanks guys for the help I will give it a try and let you know how it comes out.