Material Cut With Wrong Sides Together

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I’m just starting sewing again after 40 years and when I laid out the pattern for my shirt and cut it out, I realized I had the material folded with wrong sides together as opposed to right sides. How much of a difference will this make and what do I have to do differently, if anything, when putting the shirt together to sew?

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If you cut all of your pieces with the wrong sides together rather than the right sides together if actually won’t make any difference at all. When something like this would make a difference is if you cut only some of your pattern pieces out with the fabric wrong sides together and then cut the rest with the right sides together (especially if the fabric has a definite right and wrong side). What essentially happens is that the first group of pattern pieces cut out will be the opposite of the second group and they will not line up when you go to sew your pieces together.

Hope this helps!

Ashley

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    • Customer Service
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      Hello Kathryn,

      That’s a great question! Would you be able to elaborate on your question a little more? Then I will send this off to my expert!

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  1. Kathleen
    Kathleen

    Can you cut Lycra and spandex to let it out so it won’t be so tight, it is a stretch bra?

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  2. Rosemary King
    Rosemary King

    I just inherited my grandmother quit top. She did everything by hand . Any suggestions would be hel from you. All tops in perfect shape

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      Hello Rosemary!

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  3. Bertha Ortiz
    Bertha Ortiz

    When sewing squares together why do I have so much problems with alignment? My squares don’t even out.

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      Greetings Bertha!

      That’s a great question and we’d love to help!

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  4. Hilda McDermott
    Hilda McDermott

    I would like to get a video on making battenberg lace,I am new to this site,and have not found anything that could help me with my new project I would be greatfull for your assistance, I have some very lovely designshawl that my mother left me and I would really love to try them out .Could you help.
    Hilda

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      Hey Hilda!

      Thanks for reaching out! That is a great suggestion, and I will be sure to pass that along. We currently don’t have any videos on Battenberg Lace or lace making.

      Happy Sewing!
      Madeline
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  5. Yvonne
    Yvonne

    Have a question. I want to make my niece a burp cloth. I have flannel I plan to use for the front and back piece. What size needle do I need to use and what type of thread? One last question; what should my stitch length be. Thank you. Yvonne
    I need dto use and what type of thread? Also what should my stitch length be? Thank You. Yvonne

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    • Customer Service
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      Hey Yvonne,

      Thanks for reaching out! Our expert Nicki has some tips for you:

      Hi Yvonne,

      I would recommend a size 80/12 all-purpose needle, as it is a standard mid-weight needle. A 90/14 would also be fine. I would recommend All-Purpose or 100% cotton thread. The standard stitch length your machine defaults to (usually around 2.5 or 3mm) should be fine. If you find you’re having tension issues, increase the stitch length by one or two increments and give it a try.

      Thanks for your question and best of luck with the burp cloths!

      Thanks!
      Madeline
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  6. Karen Gomez
    Karen Gomez

    I am looking for a particular piece of fabric. Not sure how long ago purchased it. Is there a place here to reach out to people to find some? How can I include a picture?

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  7. Am Baldwin
    Am Baldwin

    I am trying to sew again and the same curse I had before that made me give up on it is still in effect: tension. It’s always something. It takes me hours to do a simple project (topstitch a hem) when it should be 5 min tops.I swear Ill try anything…..so frustrated.

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  8. Jeannie McGaughey
    Jeannie McGaughey

    ‬ I have a problem with “polyester thread & my bobbins. I have a Husqvarna sewing machine with plastic bobbins. When I wind the bobbins it seem very tight & then I have a hard time getting the bobbin off. When I do it doesn’t sew well & the machine sounds real rough. Does the polyester thread stretch?
    Thanks for your help.

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    • Customer Service
      Customer Service

      Hello Jeannie,

      Thank you for being patient while I asked the expert, here is her reply:

      Hi,

      Yes, Polyester thread can stretch a little if pulled while being wound. Make sure you are correctly threading your machine when winding the bobbin. If you are still having issues, you may consider getting a stand-alone bobbin winder. They are generally inexpensive and come in very handy!

      Cheers,

      Ashley
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  9. LYN
    LYN

    I have a New Look 6095 pattern for woven fabric. The pattern is pretty basic and only has bust darts. I have heaps of knit fabric, so can I substitute the woven fabric for a knit and if so, do I still put the bust darts in? Any other modifications?

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    • Customer Service
      Customer Service

      Hi,

      If you choose to not put the darts in- that part of the garment will end up being a little big. Also in general, patterns written for woven fabric have an inch or so of ease built into the pattern. This means that you might want to size down the garment a little in order to get a closer fit- which is better with knit fabric.

      Cheers,

      Ashley
      National Sewing Circle

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  10. Jeanne
    Jeanne

    Is there an easy way to be able to access the coloring page for the Starlight mountains project in EQ8?

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