how to use water soluble interfacing

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I have a sheer fabric with small rhinestones all over it. I am  making
french seams. Some one suggested I use water soluble interfacing. Do I
just sandwich the layers of fabric in it and stitch?  It was suggested
because the weight of the presser foot was pushing the rhinestones
into the fabric and tearing it.

Re: how to use water soluble interfacing wrote:
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I would suggest a couple of other things first:

1) Remove the rhinestones from the seam area - this makes life much
simpler. You eliminate the risk of hitting a rhinestone with the needle
(thus eliminating bent needles, shattered needles, timing out of whack
etc. Any rhinestones removed that fall close to or on the seam line can
be glued / sewn back on in place once the garment is finished.

2) Perhaps use a different seam finish - I've seen recommended and used
myself a 3 thread overlock to seam a sheer blouse



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