I read in an issue of Threads magazine an interesting article about using the selvege for decorative effect on garments along straight seams.Katt
: Tue, 23 Oct 2007 14:03:15 +0000Subject: [ICG-D] Re: Yippee, skipee, it's a new ICG newsletter poll!
Interesting piece of history, at one time the selvages were trimmed and saved to make rag rugs.- In ICG-D@yahoogroups.com
, "Julie Zetterberg" <Nebula5@...> wrote:>> > I've used the selvage lots of times at hemline or waistline without > incident. > > > > Yeah, really picky sewers always cut off the selvage> > I'd say the correct answer is that more likely there is no "always," it > depends on the fabric and situation. I've encountered fabric on which > the selvage was so tighly woven it puckered the body of the fabric, and > I had to remove it completely before I could even lay out my pattern > pieces. And on others, it's a non-issue and is fine to leave on and > sew into a seam (although many of my seams are now done with a serger, > and the selvage gets cut off with much of the seam allowance).> > You just have to consider each fabric, and how you're using it. > Experience will teach you which selvages are likely to cause problems > if left on.> > --Julie ZS>
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