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#1 tailleuse

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Posted 19 May 2015 - 03:22 AM

Blog post about making pockets and flaps. Some nice information about the use of everyday objects as tools and how to press.  The original Cabrera book also provides instructions for drawing a flap.


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Posted 19 May 2015 - 04:13 PM

Bodkin tip: Get a big plastic knitting needle and cut it to size. If you want sharper points use sandpaper or a blade to shape it. You might also square the "body" so it doesn't roll.

 

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Posted 19 May 2015 - 04:31 PM

Bodkin tip: Get a big plastic knitting needle and cut it to size. If you want sharper points use sandpaper or a blade to shape it. You might also square the "body" so it doesn't roll.

 

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The bodkin and knitting needle hack are good to know.  I usually use a bamboo point turner. It has edges and doesn't roll.  Some teachers I've had think it's great; others say there's too much risk of poking a hole in the corner. The one I have isn't overly sharp and I'm careful.  But maybe I should look for a knitting needle. I don't know if it's the tailoring way, but I also sometimes pull out corners with a needle and thread by taking a stitch through the seam allowance and giving the thread a light tug.


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