by dkjack 29 Aug 2009

when I did the lettering it puckered more than I'd like even for a one night bag. The material is kind of man made satin but it has a "plastic" backing, like you find in some purses. I thought it was heavy enough that it wouldn' t need any stablizer. Do you think a stablizer might help? Or any other suggestions that come to mind. Thanks

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by shirlener88 29 Aug 2009

Probably a tear away in the hoop and maybe float an extra - as Jerrilyn said - but I would add a layer of WWS topping. *4U

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dkjack by dkjack 29 Aug 2009

Don't really want to wet the bags to get the WSS off. I guess I could and then cut it away real close and take a wet cotton tip and hopefully dissolve it. What do you think?

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by jrob Moderator 29 Aug 2009

I'm thinking, if I understand you correctly, that a tear away should so the trick. It will not stretch once the stabilizer is removed, so you should be just fine with tear away. Depending on the density of the wording, you may want to "float" another piece on the bottom just to be sure.;)

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dkjack by dkjack 29 Aug 2009

The kids will be at Walt Disney World for Halloween & get to go trick or treating around the park (What fun). Thats why I decided to make them special bags. On the other side of the bag, I put "Walt Disney World October 31, 2009. I did float some tear-a-way and it turned out great. But the lettering was also smaller. I'll try tear-a-way on the design side too.

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by marjialexa Moderator 29 Aug 2009

Probably cutaway for the lettering at least. Lettering is usually stitch-intensive, and has lots of odd shapes, so there's a lot of push-pull. Usually it's satin stitches, which pull the material together, too. See what kind of advice the other Cuties can give you, I've never sewn on the kind of material you're describing. Best of luck!! Hugs, Marji

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marjialexa by marjialexa 29 Aug 2009

Oh, there's always that "put on a patch" suggestion someone had, could be a winner.

marjialexa by marjialexa 29 Aug 2009

Oh, there's always that "put on a patch" suggestion someone had, could be a winner.

dkjack by dkjack 29 Aug 2009

Yes, the design went great but when the lettering started it did start puckering. I'll try the tear-a-way. Wish I could have found different material. This is all I found unless I wanted to make the bags too. Just don't have enough time to make that many bags with work and every thing else going on. I'll be lucky to get these done. hahaha

dkjack by dkjack 30 Aug 2009

Oh, I haven't forgotten about the patch idea. They don't all have to be the same because that is the point of makng them a special bag for a special Halloween. :)

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by cajunmarmie 29 Aug 2009

I would use sticky and not hoop the bag. I use this on a lot of things and it keeps down on the puckering.

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dkjack by dkjack 29 Aug 2009

I have not gotten the hang of not hooping. It never turns out. Disaster is not even close to my attempts. :)

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