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Old 03-17-2012, 07:15 AM
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Originally Posted by DanTwoLakes
It looks to me like you're stretching one piece of the vinyl as you're sewing. Are you trying to follow witness marks? Here is what it should look like. I make relief cuts on one side of curved seams to let the fabric overlap before top stitching.

Is one side plain and the other side has sew foam?
I am having this same trouble too. I am making door panels with a 4" carpet on the bottom, a 12" pleat in the middle and a piece with no pleat on the top of the door panel. between the top and the middle pleat it doesnt go straight across the panel -it curves about 45* to the top of the panel. There is a piece of welt cording between the pleat and the flat piece.

What does "witness marks" mean?

Do I trim the foam away where the pleat and the flat panel meet?

So far I have the welting sewn to the flat panel and it looks great. I can just see that it is going to be a problem to sew the pleated piece to it.

Any advice?
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