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Decorative trim Q

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Decorative trim Q
« on: January 28, 2021, 18:58:31 PM »

I am not so confident in sewing, despite having studied fashion few years back.

I have a quick, query, how do I finish the ends of decorative trim, on a sleeve?

Appreciate if anyone can advise.

Please see image. Thanks


Re: Decorative trim Q
« Reply #1 on: January 28, 2021, 20:11:43 PM »
Not easy for me to describe, but I'll give it a go.

I would turn one end under, and then tuck the raw edge underneath it.  It sounds very simple written down, but does it tell you what you need to know?

Maybe someone else will come along with a better explanation/method... ;)

Jessie, who is very happy to be here!!  :),  but who has far too many sewing machines to be healthy, and a fabric stash which is becoming embarrassing.


Re: Decorative trim Q
« Reply #2 on: January 28, 2021, 21:22:01 PM »
I would join it and press the seam open...then sew it to the cuff.


Re: Decorative trim Q
« Reply #3 on: January 28, 2021, 23:01:49 PM »
Either the way @b15erk describes, or just butt the two ends together, use a bit of fray check to stop the ends from ravelling, and carefully hand sew the two ends together.

Another option would have been to apply the trim before making the seam.  That would leave two seam allowances of trim, and again hand finishing would be necessary.
Brenda.  My machines are: Corona, a 1953 Singer 201K-3, Caroline, a 1940 Singer 201K-3, Thirza, 1949 Singer 221K, Azilia, 1957 Singer 201K-MK2 and Vera, a Husqvarna 350 SewEasy about 20 years old. Also Bernina 1150 overlocker and Elna 444 Coverstitcher.

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Re: Decorative trim Q
« Reply #4 on: February 12, 2021, 07:28:42 AM »
Apologies, for the delayed response!

Been busy lately so hadnt touch the project since!

I have secured the ends in place! Thanks for everyone's helpful advice! :)