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Old 10-29-2013, 11:21 AM   #1
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Sewing flats into inserts...

... what type of thread do I need?

(This will be my very first experience with sewing anything)

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Old 10-29-2013, 12:04 PM   #2
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Re: Sewing flats into inserts...

Cotton or cotton covered polyester should do fine. The latter is generally considered 'all purpose' thread
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we just used whatever was on hand.
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we just used whatever was on hand.
Again, not knowing anything about sewing, do you do a straight or zigzag stitch?
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check out this
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http://www.diaperswappers.com/forum/....php?t=1552308
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Old 10-29-2013, 07:35 PM   #6
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Re: Sewing flats into inserts...

i'd do zigzag.
we did straight and they fray quite a bit but i didn't care since no one sees them lol.
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Thanks for the links! Very helpful!

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i'd do zigzag.
we did straight and they fray quite a bit but i didn't care since no one sees them lol.
Thanks for the advice
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Re: Sewing flats into inserts...

And now what type of footer would I want to use to get as close to the edges as possible?!
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Re: Sewing flats into inserts...

personally I would use a normal foot and leave a fourth of an inch. But I have never used a different foot.
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Re: Sewing flats into inserts...

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personally I would use a normal foot and leave a fourth of an inch. But I have never used a different foot.
I agree. I rarely use a different foot for sewing projects.


Also, IMO the only reason a zig zag would be *needed* is if you have raw edges that would unravel. If your using premade flats that have either serged or hemmed edges then a straightstitch would be fine
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