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Old 03-31-2010, 08:31 PM
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Tips on sewing 4 way seams

Having a thickness issue at four way intersections of french seams and overlay seams. I've had to cut away some material on the back side otherwise I get high centered.

Any suggestions on how to cut away or how to sew these 4 ways??


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About the only thing you can do is stop your machine at these points and use the hand wheel to sew one stitch at a time. Another thing is to make sure your sewing machine is set up for the most fabric thickness it can be set at.

On this sewing machine, it is set at the most fabric thickness when the bolt that is held on with the wing nut is in the lowest spot in the slot it goes through. Your machine should have some way to adjust this. Sorry about the fuzzy focus, but you can see what I mean.

You also should be able to adjust the pressure of the presser feet. Decreasing this pressure should help.
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