>I've had some luck with machine basting the felling part of the seam.
> I'm disturbingly partial to flat-felled seams - disturbing
> because they
> take so much longer to do, especially when you're handsewing
> everything. But it's worth it to me. :^)
> Alianor // Sarah Michele Ford
My carpal tunnel will flare up if I have to hold the folded-over bit in
place (or put in umpty million pins), but takes much longer to hurt if it's
all basted--& the fabric doesn't fray in between times with the basting
Just a straight stitch as long as your machine will go near but not actually
on the edge of the folded over seam allowance.
Worth a try, anyway.
The finished product will be all hand-sewn as the basting gets removed when
the hemming or overcasting is done.
Ann in CT