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Thread: Sewing Velvet Curtains

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    Member apiarist's Avatar
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    I am sorry but I have to come back to the group with another query. I am currently trying to sew my new velvet curtains and my Bernina just can't find the right tension for the seams. The velvet has a mind of its own and heads off in whatever direction it likes. Any suggestions? please.

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    Are you using a walking foot. It will help the two layers feed more evenly and perhaps you will have more control.

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    lots and lots of pins, as far as the tention goes, I have no clue

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    velvet is a bear to work with. the suggested pins and walking foot should help a lot.

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    Wish I had known that I had a walking foot when I was stitching my velvet and satin cloak....talk about difficult to keep together (what a big bear).

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    Thank you all once again. As I still have another five curtains to make up I shall have plenty of practise of working with this material. But I doubt I shall buy that fabric again.!!

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