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material not wide enough to project half done
Fri, Feb 12, 2016 1:22 PM
Posted by janet
Making a lavender & lace angel, but some how missed starting at center. Need to add extra material but haven't been able to find anything on the internet. Has anyone else had this problem and if so how was it solved without tearing all stitches out or throwing the piece away?
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    Reply from Andrea
    Tuesday, March 01, 2016 5:33 AM
    Hi there.What I would do is to ensure you have made at least a small hem on the side that you need to attach to more fabric. This will prevent fraying. Do the same with the piece of new fabric you intend to attach. Put the two pieces of fabric right sides together.....not that the plain piece will have a right side......and then carefully stitch the pieces together making sure you keep it straight. Open the fabric and press the back seam flat. Its easier to see in a photo but this is the first time I've used this site so dont know how to attach them.Andrea Go to top
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      Reply from Micheal
      Sunday, March 20, 2016 1:41 PM
      Oh my, I never thought about adding more material. I guess I need to read these forums more often. I have thrown away a few pieces because I miscounted. Thank you for the information. Go to top
      • Reply from Andrea
        Monday, March 21, 2016 7:37 AM
        It does work and saves throwing away an unfinished piece of work. To be honest I think sometimes people worry too much about getting everything exactly right. If you do a couple of stitches in the wrong colour or you use a sharp needle rather than a traditional blunt ended needle, or you miss a bunch of stitches out it doesn't really matter. If you enjoy what you are doing then workaround the 'mistakes' as other people won't notice them and it's what makes your work individual. Xxx Go to top