Bonding/fusing thread?

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I'm trying to find the name of a product someone recommended
which can be sewn (using it in the bobbin thread) on the *inside*
of the crease-line of slacks,  which acts like a *very narrow*
fusible so that when you press the crease it anchors the fabric.
IIRC, you then pull out the top line of stitching.  Anyone
remember this discussion? Or know the name of the product?

Beverly



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Ok, never mind a little more Googling and I found it.  ;-)  I'm
going to give it a test run on the pleats for the "skort" for
DGD, and if I like the results, I may use it when I make her
*real* kilt.

Beverly



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Try it on scraps... I really didn't like the effect.

Kay


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Oh, I definitely planned to.

I always edge stitched *every* pleat on the pleated skirts I made
in high school <mumble> years ago, and I thought this technique
sounded intriguing.  But if it makes for a stiff edge, then it's
out.

Beverly



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BEI Design wrote:
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   Yeah. I did the crease stitch thing once for stbx's pants, and just
that small of an amount, front and back, made the slacks too tight. An
ugly sight. Anyway, you may have to add a bit of extra into the
pattern--depending on the fit/design of the item.
                                                   Cea


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In this case, I'm thinking about experimenting on using it for
the pleats in a fully 3-to-1 pleated skirt/skort.  The fabric is
from my stash, and I have a lot of it, so I can do some test
runs.  Thanks for the heads up on the fitting issue, though.

Beverly



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My gripe was that it never moved like a pressed pleat.  More like a
pressed pleat someone had "glued with elmer's".


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For the skort that wouldn't be a huge issue, it's just going to
be school clothes.

For the kilt it would, she'll be wearing that in Highland Dance
competitions.  I have a Singer Press, so maybe I should just
baste and press.

Beverly, wiping my sweaty brow....



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I think there is an answer to this I just can't remember where.   Clotilde,
Nancy Z,
 it was something like using an iron-on stabilizer then pressing the pleat.
Sorry I can't be of more help.
AK in PA



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I found the stuff:
http://www.redrockthreads.com/misc-thread/fusible-thread.asp
and:
http://www.createforless.com/search/searchResults.asp?SearchAction=Restart&SearchHistory=5%2C54%7C8%2C1048&pType=craft+supplies&source=GOOG&keyword=fusible+thread&gclid=CI_ao6K35YYCFSgSGAodaFYKBA

I just have to do a test run, to see how the pleats "swing" if
they are done this way.

Beverly



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