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Shoulder pads - help/advice needed please

Sewingsue

Shoulder pads - help/advice needed please
« on: June 15, 2017, 11:03:47 AM »
Prompted by comments in the Riding Habit thread I realised that I will need shoulder pads for my toile and then the actual jacket.

Are all shoulder pads equally good (in my case whatever JL has in stock tomorrow) or does quality vary, do people have preferences/on-line sources etc?
Bernina Aurora 440QE, Brother BC-2500, Singer 99K (1938), Silver Viscount 620D overlocker.

Greybird

Re: Shoulder pads - help/advice needed please
« Reply #1 on: June 15, 2017, 11:24:58 AM »
Most of the shoulder pads I have seen for sale have been foam-filled, so are all much of a muchness, although some have nicer coverings than others. It's more important to make sure you buy the right depth (or thickness) of pad and that the length of it (from neck to shoulder point) is right for your garment. Also some are designed for use under raglan knitwear and are rounded off on the shoulder point. I often cover bought shoulder pads with lining fabric to go in jackets.

Morgan had a really useful thread on TSF on how to make tailored shoulder pads - now sadly lost! How I wish I had printed it off at the time.


BrendaP

Re: Shoulder pads - help/advice needed please
« Reply #2 on: June 15, 2017, 11:26:33 AM »
have a look at the McCulloch & Wallis website to see all the different types of shoulder pads.
Brenda.  My machines are: Caroline a Singer 201K-3 born 1940, Thirza a Featherweight 221K born 1949, Azilia a Singer 201K born 1957 and Vera, a Husqvarna 350 SewEasy about 20 years old. Also Bernina 1150 overlocker and Elna 444 Coverstitcher.
http://paternoster.orpheusweb.co.uk/

Sewingsue

Re: Shoulder pads - help/advice needed please
« Reply #3 on: June 15, 2017, 11:36:42 AM »
Morgan had a really useful thread on TSF on how to make tailored shoulder pads - now sadly lost! How I wish I had printed it off at the time.
I keep remembering all those threads I filed on TSF for future reference  :'(
Bernina Aurora 440QE, Brother BC-2500, Singer 99K (1938), Silver Viscount 620D overlocker.

dolcevita

Re: Shoulder pads - help/advice needed please
« Reply #4 on: June 15, 2017, 11:49:11 AM »
You can also try English Couture Company and Kenton Trimmings.

Maximum

Re: Shoulder pads - help/advice needed please
« Reply #5 on: June 15, 2017, 11:50:16 AM »
Have a look at Englishcouture.co.uk - they have a variety of pads and also sleeve heads.
Apologies for not inserting a proper link (not got around to/too lazy to find out how to do it here :'()
ETA
Dolcevita quicker than me!
« Last Edit: June 15, 2017, 11:52:10 AM by Maximum »

Lachica

Re: Shoulder pads - help/advice needed please
« Reply #6 on: June 15, 2017, 23:16:23 PM »
Mary

Sewingsue

Re: Shoulder pads - help/advice needed please
« Reply #7 on: June 16, 2017, 06:42:26 AM »
Thank you all.
 :toast:
Bernina Aurora 440QE, Brother BC-2500, Singer 99K (1938), Silver Viscount 620D overlocker.

Ohsewsimple

Re: Shoulder pads - help/advice needed please
« Reply #8 on: June 16, 2017, 17:08:24 PM »
If any one has the Readers Digest book of sewing there are instructions in there for creating your own.  I use this method as I like the idea that they are based on your garment's shape and the front and back are mot the same.