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JulieK Suffolk
Posts: 16

Hi all,

I have started a new bear and trying my hand at using a long dense fur. It has a lot of bulk so was going to trim it along the seam allowance.

The only thing is I don't know how far into the seam allowance to go. Half way? Just a bit less than the allowance? Right up to the allowance? Or just over it?

Thanks

Julie

SueAnn Past Time Bears
Double Oak, Texas
Posts: 19,710

SueAnn Help Advisor, Banner Sponsor

Hi, Julie . . . I would trim just to the edge of the seam allowance and not over it.  Others may have different opinions, but that's what I've always done.

JulieK Suffolk
Posts: 16

Thank you for your response.

I was looking at using a straight stitch, having gone over twice, or would a combination of a straight stitch and a zigzag be stronger?

I am new to sewing machines in general, although my sewing machine is a vintage crank handled model :)

Julie

SueAnn Past Time Bears
Double Oak, Texas
Posts: 19,710

SueAnn Help Advisor, Banner Sponsor

Again - just my opinion - but I prefer straight stitching twice.  Please feel free to ask questions . . . we're here to help.

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