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    Jul 28, 2010, 12.44 PMby sew4my3

    You can neaten edges by using a zig-zag stitch on your ordinary machine, or neatening over a small folded edge of the raw fabric or zigzag stitch to neaten edges or press to one side. This is done to keep edges from fraying.

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    Aug 2, 2010, 06.35 PMby jenss-1

    Alternative…if you have pinking sheers (zig zag cut) you can trim seam allowances with them. This method minimizes bulk. It works particularly well if the allowance will eventually be enclosed or hidden and/or will not be subject to stress.

    Also, if you have an machine with overlock capability (may need a special foot), this can be used instead of the zig zag stitch and tends to be flatter. Even some older manual machines can do this, so it is worth checking your manual if you are not sure.

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    Aug 2, 2010, 11.43 PMby katexxxxxx

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