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Walking on the edge!!!
Posted By Lena Kantis On 5 February, 2010 @ 07:12 In Accessories,Embroidery,Sewing | No Comments
Not as dangerous as it might sound! I am talking about topstitching around the edges of garments, curtains or jeans.
This week I thought it might be a good idea for you to see how I used the HUSQVARNA VIKING® Left Edge Top Stitching Foot, to finish my pyjamas from last week. You can see an image of the foot below or click here to read more about the foot in the HUSQVARNA VIKING® accessory catalogue.
I used the inner right side of the foot to guide the fabric. Together with the underside of the foot, that is designed to glide along the folded edge, you will get a beautiful top stitch on your project. The great thing is that it does fit all HUSQVARNA VIKING® sewing machine groups from 1-7 (please click here to read more about the machine groups in the HUSQVARNA VIKING® accessory catalogue).
Look at the monogram above, which I created by using the HUSQVARNA VIKING® 4D™ EXPRESS MONOGRAM software . A very important detail in everything you sew is to change the sewing machine needle to fit the fabric and technique. On this silk fabric I switched to a thin Inspira Microtex 70 needle. Remember – needles should never be used more than approximately 7 hours to give the best result!
As promised I have also included the sewing instruction for the apron.
Download sewing instructions here (pdf)
Here is a little hint on how to sew the bias bindings on the apron:
Use a small zigzag in the same color as the bias binding. Press the bias binding so that you have a little bit wider edge on one of the sides. That wider part of the bias binding is going to be folded to the backside of the apron, to make it easier to “catch” the edge of the backside when using a narrow zigzag (width and length at 1.5 – 2.stitched from the right side of the apron).
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