Maintaining Stitch Length Over Thick Side Seams?

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Hello!  

I knew how to do this many a couple of decades ago -- can't remember
how I did it now . . .

I have some pants I'm heming with a straight stitch -- many rows of a
straight stitch, actually -- and it's very heavy cotton fabric, so the
side seams are huge and thick.  There's a trick to sewing over these
"bumps" to keep the stitch coming off of them from being too long, but
I can't remember what it is.  

If it was just for me, I'd grin and bear it.  But I'm hemming them for
a friend and want it to look nice.  Anyone know what I'm talking
about?  

Thanks!  

Re: Maintaining Stitch Length Over Thick Side Seams?
BlueBrooke wrote:
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http://www.dritz.com/brands/showcase/details.php?ITEM_NUM=915
or
http://www.sewforless.com/item/The_Hump_Jumper/5367/c43

If you don't want to purchase a gadget for just the one job, you can  
make a temporary one by folding several layers of the cloth (I use  
the cut-off seam) until it is approximately the same thickness as  
the multiple layer of seams, and use it the same way.

NAYY, HTH

--  
Beverly
http://www.ickes.us


Re: Maintaining Stitch Length Over Thick Side Seams?
On Tue, 28 Jan 2014 11:38:09 -0800, "BEI Design"

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This is wonderful, thank you!  And also explains why I had some niggle
that it involved a toothpick.  :-D  

Thanks!  :-)

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BlueBrooke wrote:
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You are welcome!



Re: Maintaining Stitch Length Over Thick Side Seams?


I use a wooden popcicle stick to help push the fabric under the presser  
foot.  Don't wanna sew my finger!
Barbara in COLD Florida  



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