Sewing Hint: Invisible Zipper Installation

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When installing an invisible zipper, always sew the zipper tape into the seam allowance before sewing the final zipper seam.  Why?  The zipper always slides when the presser foot pushes against the zipper teeth, forcing it off track.

Sewing Hint for the Day

When pressing hems, always press the inside (the side toward the body) first, for a few reasons: This eases excess fabric, thus preventing creasing when pressing from the right side.  It also allows you to test the garment fabric for shining or melting, allowing you to lower the temperature before you press the right side.  It sets the crease at the bottom for a crisper edge.

 

 

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This is Sulky Solvy water soluble stabilizer week.

 

When machine embroidering plush fabric like velvet or terry, use Sulky Solvy or another water soluble stabilizer on the surface.  This will keep the fabric’s fibers from migrating across the embroidered design and obscuring it.