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benchracer1 11-04-2011 09:13 PM

Before I make a cut
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What is the proper way to cut the end here before I sew the facing to the cushion top? I want to avoid excess material and a lump in the facing I thought a 45 might help like I showed with he scissors

DanTwoLakes 11-04-2011 09:17 PM

This is a really good question! You can cut it on a 45 if you want, a lot of people do, but you will find that it is easier to lay the whole thing open without cutting it. Try it both ways, one side cut at a 45 and the other not cut at all, and you will see what I mean.

benchracer1 11-04-2011 09:21 PM

When you say lay the whole thing open I dont quite understand....Steve

DanTwoLakes 11-04-2011 09:25 PM

Look at the picture on the far right of post #14 in this thread: CLICK HERE That's what I mean by "laying open" the finished seam before sewing over it. This happens to have a welt in between, but it's the same idea.

benchracer1 11-04-2011 09:31 PM

Thanx Dan. I kinda figured that was what you meant but I figured it best to ask before I sewed it down. The pic is a great help........Steve

slodat 11-08-2011 01:44 PM

I usually trim back that bulk so it lays flat once on the seat. Do you do something different Dan?

DanTwoLakes 11-08-2011 02:29 PM

I don't cut it back at all. If you cut too close you can screw up a seat cover or make it easier to pull apart. I've never had a problem leaving the excess, nor have I had a problem seeing or feeling any excess.

benchracer1 11-10-2011 08:59 PM

Thanx Dan, That worked well.

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