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Old 11-07-2006, 10:39 AM   #21
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how this Mom attaches yarn

Ok, I use yarn. I lay out 7 - 10 pieces of yarn (depending on width of yarn), twice the length I want (pluss a little extra). Then a take another (shorter) piece of yarn & tie it around my 7 (10) pieces in the middle. this creates a tassle of 14 - 20 pieces.

When I have made all the tassles I sew them (with a zig zag stitch) onto a length of bias tape.

Then I sew the biace tape onto the regalia (straight stitch). Then a trim the ends so that they are all even.

This creates a really full fringe and is also great for colour blocking in even amounts.

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All my sons started off dancing grass and as far as the yarn go's we went and baught the white cord like you would use on a closeline ,and I tied one end to the top of our chair the other end to the doornob of our closit and took two pieces of yarn that we measured and cut ,and "tied them on" I believe the knot was called a crow's head knot, before I did all of this I measured the areas that we would be placing this strung yarn and added a foot or so to allow for any oop's we may make, we had a pile of cord-n yarn and we would sew it around the edges of the outfit and trim at the end , then start on the next piece.
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great thread starter. love this community forum. After I finish cutting out my apron,shirt pattern,pants pattern(sidedrops,harness,armbands,cuffs,if appliqued) I either serge the edges,then applique my design. At this point then I will either finish the edges properly with a bias strip to hide the serged edges. Then I will sew on a contrasting color or bias tape with the ribbon on the inside of the bias tape,just open up the bias tape and lay the edge of the ribbon on the center of the fold and sew down the color scheme. I usually do a whole bias tape at a time and usually have left overs which I like that I can use for other projects. Then I close the bias tape and then put the clean side towards the inside of the regalia and then the ribbon faces the outside. because the bias is already folded and clean then i sew one row of stitching on the outside edge and then one row of stitching on the folded edge. always comes out nice and clean. it takes time but I like the result. I usually do wool and ribbon combinations. but now I may start only do ribbon. who knows. Always enjoy your work and be proud of your work. And never be afraid to ask other dancers how they made their regalias. when ever someone asks me how to do something I am always happy to show them how.all my relations over and out.
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great thread starter. love this community forum. After I finish cutting out my apron,shirt pattern,pants pattern(sidedrops,harness,armbands,cuffs,if appliqued) I either serge the edges,then applique my design. At this point then I will either finish the edges properly with a bias strip to hide the serged edges. Then I will sew on a contrasting color or bias tape with the ribbon on the inside of the bias tape,just open up the bias tape and lay the edge of the ribbon on the center of the fold and sew down the color scheme. I usually do a whole bias tape at a time and usually have left overs which I like that I can use for other projects. Then I close the bias tape and then put the clean side towards the inside of the regalia and then the ribbon faces the outside. because the bias is already folded and clean then i sew one row of stitching on the outside edge and then one row of stitching on the folded edge. always comes out nice and clean. it takes time but I like the result. I usually do wool and ribbon combinations. but now I may start only do ribbon. who knows. Always enjoy your work and be proud of your work. And never be afraid to ask other dancers how they made their regalias. when ever someone asks me how to do something I am always happy to show them how.all my relations over and out.
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yarn fringe

oki,

here's my story...lmao

I looped knotted all the fringe on a piece of yarn.
but can't sew it onto my outfit with the sewing machine It's just too thick and can;'t get it to stay put arghhh. the thread just keeps knotting up on the machine.

what can i do?
sew by hand?
punch holes in the outfit and hope it looks ok?
I'm about ready to call it quits! arghh
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A machine with an adjustable pressure foot will USUALLY take care of this - most quilting machines have this option. The other option is to go back and thin out your yarn. Cut pieces off if you have too - going back and retying is extremely demoralizing.


I don't tie my yarn on in knots - I sew over my yarn in between two layers of fabric for aprons, capes, leggings, and drops, and will go to bias tape for shirts and pants.

The cord method others have mentioned is clearly the best - tie a cord it between two chair backs and pull the chairs apart so the line is taut. I cut my yarn out ahead of time by wrapping it from my elbow to my wrist and then cutting it at the elbow (think of rolling up garden hose or rope). I then take two piece of the cut yarn and get the ends together. Fold them in half at the midpoint so you have "U" shaped hank of yarn. Place the curve of the "U" OVER the cord - loop the hanging ends UNDER the cord and UP through between the curve of the "U" and the cord. Pull it snug and repeat, repeat, repeat.

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oki,

here's my story...lmao

I looped knotted all the fringe on a piece of yarn.
but can't sew it onto my outfit with the sewing machine It's just too thick and can;'t get it to stay put arghhh. the thread just keeps knotting up on the machine.

what can i do?
sew by hand?
punch holes in the outfit and hope it looks ok?
I'm about ready to call it quits! arghh
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Ok, I use yarn. I lay out 7 - 10 pieces of yarn (depending on width of yarn), twice the length I want (pluss a little extra). Then a take another (shorter) piece of yarn & tie it around my 7 (10) pieces in the middle. this creates a tassle of 14 - 20 pieces.

When I have made all the tassles I sew them (with a zig zag stitch) onto a length of bias tape.

Then I sew the biace tape onto the regalia (straight stitch). Then a trim the ends so that they are all even.

This creates a really full fringe and is also great for colour blocking in even amounts.

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great explanation! just don't understand how the bias tape and the fringe works onto the cape? does the fringe go on one side of the cape while the bias tape is on top?
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great explanation! just don't understand how the bias tape and the fringe works onto the cape? does the fringe go on one side of the cape while the bias tape is on top?
The finge is first sewn along the length of the bias tape and THEN the bias tape is sewn to the back of the cape/apron, etc.
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