needing help with a ruffle

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can anyone please help me with a ruffle? I'm making a ruffle for the
bottom of a pair of pants and the thread keeps breaking any help will
be appreciated. thanks.TIA

Re: needing help with a ruffle
crafty wrote:
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I'm guessing here that the thread that is breaking is the
bobbin threads you are pulling to gather the ruffle.  If so,
try using *topstitching* or *buttonhole-twist* thread in the
*bobbin*, loosen the needle thread tension, and increase the
stitch length to 7-6 stitches-per-inch.  And I always sew
two gathering stitches, the first just outside the seam
allowance, the second 1/4" away in the seam allowance.

You will do better with answers to general sewing questions
in alt.sewing, but if this really was a machine embroidery
question, my apologies for misunderstanding.

HTH,

Beverly



Re: needing help with a ruffle
thanks for your help this seems to work.thanks again



On Thu, 10 May 2007 10:34:37 -0700, "BEI Design"

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Re: needing help with a ruffle
crafty wrote:
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You're welcome, glad to help.

Beverly



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