Cool tool for seam finish

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You just won't believe what I just got away with.  I wanted to do a neat  
seam finish for not exactly sheer silk crepe.  I stitched the seams and then  
stitched in the seam allowance just barely outside the first stitching.  And  
then, ta-dah!  I trimmed the seam allowance with a rotary cutter that does a  
scalloped pretty, Pretty cut.  The effect is sort of like pinking shears but  
much prettier.  My hands never liked the weight and tedium of pinking shears  
and the fancy rotary blade is easy to manage.  Just thought you'd want to  
file this away in your head full of cool tools.  Polly  


Re: Cool tool for seam finish
On 2/26/2014 11:38 PM, Polly Esther wrote:
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Thanks Polly,sounds good to me
J


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You just won't believe what I just got away with.  I wanted to do a neat
seam finish for not exactly sheer silk crepe.  I stitched the seams and then
stitched in the seam allowance just barely outside the first stitching.  And
then, ta-dah!  I trimmed the seam allowance with a rotary cutter that does a
scalloped pretty, Pretty cut.  The effect is sort of like pinking shears but
much prettier.  My hands never liked the weight and tedium of pinking shears
and the fancy rotary blade is easy to manage.  Just thought you'd want to
file this away in your head full of cool tools.  Polly

Thanks for sharing!

Barbara in FL  



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I' sorry but I don't get it. You wouldn't be in the position to post some  
pictures or drawing or anything of that kind, just to enlighten a poor  
non-native speaker? I read and re-read but I just cannot imagine how that is  
going to work. Sorry for my lack of imagination.

U. - always keen to learn a new technique, if only I could understand how...
  


Re: Cool tool for seam finish
Ursula, I had hoped someone with better skills would chime in and help  
me/you.  Failing that, all I did was take a rotary cuter and roll it  
beside/outside the twice-stitched seam allowances.  The blade in the rotary  
cutter has a sort of ripple at its edge that lets it cut a sweet tiny  
scallop rather than a straight cut.  The result is the seam allowance final  
edge looks better, might not fray as quickly.  Polly

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