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UltraSuede

Postby fredjan16 » Mon May 24, 2010 2:19 pm

This is my first post...have sewed for many yrs. Does anyone know of a product otr. that stitch witchery for securing the seams on ultrasuede. I'll start sewing it this summer. Thank You,, Jan Evans
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Re: UltraSuede

Postby Barb » Thu May 27, 2010 9:39 am

Hi Jan
Sorry no one has answered your question. I'm not sure I understand exactly what you are looking for. It looks like you are trying to find a product to use as a stabilizer for seams on Ultra Suede? Could you be more specific about your project?
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Re: UltraSuede

Postby fredjan16 » Fri May 28, 2010 11:57 am

Hello,

I will make a jacket....in books on sewing ultrasuede, you must flatten the seam with an adhesive...such as stitch witchery. But aren't there better products which you can topstitch(sew thru w/out gumming uup needle) to secure seam?

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Re: UltraSuede

Postby Nata » Tue Jun 01, 2010 8:29 am

Jan, are you thinking to use some adhesive to hold seam allowances down while you topstitch them in place? If so, I wouldn't use stitch witchery because it adds stiffness. Plus, how are you going to press it? Isn't ultra suede a no-press fabric?

If that indeed is what you are intending to do, I would not use any adhesive at all. I would simply pinch the SA flat and stitch as I go. Otherwise, you could you some adheive spray, or apply gluestick ligthly.
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Re: UltraSuede

Postby fredjan16 » Sat Jun 26, 2010 7:44 pm

Hi,

Thank you for the reply...sounds right...my head got muddled on this...When I made a suit 15 yrs ago...thought did this. Yes, I pressed on wrong side w/a press cloth. and I topstitched on 1 rt. side seam...but first I trimmed the otr. side, inside. Does this sound right?
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Re: UltraSuede

Postby BrendaJo » Sun Jun 27, 2010 1:41 pm

Fredjan, You've got the right idea. If I were you I would get a book on sewing ultraseude. Your library might have one or you could request it. Or go to Amazon and see if they have a used copy--they often have sewing books for just a few dollars. Or Google "sewing with ultraseude" and see what you find.
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Re: UltraSuede

Postby fredjan16 » Wed Jun 30, 2010 6:22 pm

Thanks for reply....

I have a book by Clothilde ....Sew Smart and Patti Palmer's Book on Ultraseude...sometimes there are conflicting instructions...Have sewed w/ultraseude before...but that was 15 yrs. ago and I was wondering if anyone out there has sewed on it in the recent past.? There was a beautiful ultraseude(deep cranberry)from this company featured last Fall, which I bought...anyone else buy it?
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