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Thread: Sewing Curved Seams ***

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    Thanks for the tutorial. I have the Go cutter and the drunkards path die, but have not tried it yet due to fear of curves. This makes it seem easy to do.

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    You are certainly welcome everyone! Glad I could help put fears to rest over the curved seams. It really is as easy as it looks. You will be whipping through them in not time.

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    thanks for the tut.

    never tried curves myself.

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    Thanks for the tute....I've always been afraid of sewing curves....now it's less threatening. (lol)

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    Thanks for the tute. Will bookmark and give it a try!!

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    Great photos...thanks for your help...

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    Wow - I think I might actually try this - thank you so much the instructions!

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    great step by step thanks

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    Thanks so much. They are actually sewn like sewing sleeves in a blouse.

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    Nice! Thanks!

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    Another very helpful tip!!! Thanks :thumbup: cheryl

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    Great tutorial! I want to try this.

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    Thanks so much, just what I needed and your instructions are wonderfully clear.

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    Thank-you for sharing your method!

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    Great tutorial - a lot of work in preparing I imagine.

    I went to a craft show the other week and saw a different method being used. They were "selling" a foot with a cut off toe so the needle was very close to the front edge of the clear plastic foot.

    The demonstrated idea seemed very simple indeed, but I wonder how difficult it would be not to stetch the top fabric.

    What they did was (without any pins) line up the two pieces at the beginning of the curve and then pin it with needle down. Then proceeded to sew the seam by lifting the top fabric with your left hand (the advantage of the short foot) so you could clearly see the point of the needle entering the fabrics. Then with that left hand steer the top fabric so it matched the edge of the bottom fabric as it went under the presser foot at the needle insertion point. All the time, steering the bottom fabric with the right hand until the end of the seam was reached.

    This method achieved a perfect result by the demonstrator but I wonder if the left hand stretched the top fabric the bottom would be shy of top when the end of the seam was reached.

    Must give this some practise.

    Have you heard of this method before? If it works without stretching the top fabric it would be much easier than pinning.

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    Thank you

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    thanks for the tut. looking for the dunkards path templates. where do i find them.

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    I too have put off trying this, just sure that I will fail. Bad attitude! Need to screw up small courage and go for it. The results are so neat. Thanks for the visual.

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    Hi Mal,
    I bought one of those feet from Punch with Judy and it works a treat. No pins - yay! A friend make a NY Beauty in no time at all using the foot, well worth the money.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Diana C H
    Hi Mal,
    I bought one of those feet from Punch with Judy and it works a treat. No pins - yay! A friend make a NY Beauty in no time at all using the foot, well worth the money.
    Hey Diana CH, they were the people I saw demonstrate the product at the Newcastle Craft Fair - are you from this area?

    I've recently found one of those feet, roller and tweesers at a slightly lesser rate. Haven't bought it yet tho'.

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    Hi Mal, I'm from Brisbane. The beauty with the foot is it adaptable for most sewing machine brands.

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    Diana C H - do you have any problem with "stretching" the top fabric? Do doubt the only advantage in pinning.

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    Hi Mal, I was very careful not to stretch the fabric on the top and it slowed me down a fair bit but I think with more practice it will get easier and faster.

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