Shifting fabric
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Sean OLeary
(redoleary)

Locale: Mid West
Shifting fabric on 03/22/2009 11:51:21 MDT Print View

I am learning how to sew and have not yet graduated from stuff sacks yet, mostly because they're still kicking my ass! I've got some cheap wally-world uncoated ripstop, which I've laid out with a square, taped down, cut with a "hot knife" (solder iron), before I even get past step one and fold it in half the thing's gone all wonky on me and nothing is square anymore. I have not had this problem with cotton fabrics
So how do you keep this stuff from shifting?
Thanks.

RED

Tim Marshall
(MarshLaw303) - MLife

Locale: Minnesota
Re: Shifting fabric on 03/22/2009 12:46:57 MDT Print View

don't use any of the edges as square. Place the square inside the edge and use the square to draw a new "edge" line. Start off that line and be careful not to stretch the fabric.

However, a little off square is no problem. Once it is sewn up you won't even notice, and neither will anyone else. I never noticed until i started sewing how imperfect the things we buy are stitched.

-Tim

Sean OLeary
(redoleary)

Locale: Mid West
Re: Re: Shifting fabric on 03/22/2009 17:45:52 MDT Print View

Thanks Tim I'll give that a shot, and you're right I'm sure the minute I'm done I won't pay much attention to the imperfections.

Good Luck
RED