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 Post subject: Sewing tip please
PostPosted: Wed Sep 12, 2012 6:36 am 
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Greetings all ,
I am struggling to sew a combined T - shaped eagle and cockade to my cap - I can't stop the threads of the machinework at the back fraying after I have cut out the eagle etc . My usual Taylor is out of commission at the moment so I need to do this myself - any tips ?

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Steve .

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 Post subject: Re: Sewing tip please
PostPosted: Wed Sep 12, 2012 8:42 am 
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You nead to leave more edge - fold it under and glue it - let it dry - then stitch it on

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 Post subject: Re: Sewing tip please
PostPosted: Wed Sep 12, 2012 10:33 am 
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Thank you Gliderinf :D

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 Post subject: Re: Sewing tip please
PostPosted: Wed Sep 12, 2012 2:13 pm 
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Wonderweb the whole piece first before trying to sew it on.

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 Post subject: Re: Sewing tip please
PostPosted: Wed Sep 12, 2012 3:36 pm 
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I glue it as well, but irons every edge one edge at the time :D

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 Post subject: Re: Sewing tip please
PostPosted: Thu Sep 13, 2012 6:25 am 
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Botty wrote:
Wonderweb the whole piece first before trying to sew it on.

That is the way forward some glues will leave a mark

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 Post subject: Re: Sewing tip please
PostPosted: Thu Sep 13, 2012 7:01 am 
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Thank you gents , I was wondering about the glues impact on the material , wonderweb it is - I think it's gonna be a fiddley operation come what may - I'm handy enough with a needle and thread , but that's as far as it goes :wink:

Horrido !

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 Post subject: Re: Sewing tip please
PostPosted: Sun Sep 16, 2012 7:34 pm 
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I know my method may be regarded as heresy, but I cover the back of the whole insignia with copydex. After it's dry, trim the bevo right back to the line of the edge of the insignia proper and then you can sew with ease. It's a rubber-based compound so it won't harm the wool of the tunic. The only down side is it's a bit tough sometimes to get the needle through, so make sure it's sharp.


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