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If you have an old manual Singer...

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beginnersewer Fri 06-May-16 14:56:04

how do you do applique to attach a shaped piece of fabric to something else?

I love my old Singer but it doesn't do the zig-zag stitch for going round the edges of things.

Answers in words of one syllable please as I'm an inexperienced sewer (have done more knitting but mostly just plain stuff).

lavendersun Fri 06-May-16 19:23:30

I would just sew slowly around the appliqué about half a centimetre in from the edge, either in a perfectly matched thread or a complete contrast.

I have got a zig zag attachment which fits all my old machines but they are £30 upwards. If you are interested in one I would ring Helen Howes, tell her what machine you have and ask her for the simplest attachment to operate.

www.helenhowes-sewingmachines.co.uk/bigatts.html

lavendersun Fri 06-May-16 19:25:28

Oh, some are cheaper £15 without a box, ZZ005.

beginnersewer Sat 07-May-16 12:56:15

oooh an attachment sounds good, I will look into it thank you smile

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