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CHAPTER 29

SEWING ON BRAID, APPLIQUÉ EMBROIDERY, MARABOU AND FUR

Flat or Tubular Braid—Soutache Braid—Appliqué Embroidery—Marabou—Fur

The New Dressmaker, 1921, Ill. No. 0341.pngIll. 341. Sewing on Flat or Tubular Braid SEWING ON FLAT OR TUBULAR BRAID—These braids are sewed from right to left. Fasten the braid on the right and hold it down ahead of you on the line where it is to be sewed. Bring the needle up so that it catches the lower edge of the braid close to the edge, insert the needle in the material as close to where you brought it out as possible. Take a slanting stitch about ⅜ of an inch long bringing the needle out through both the material and braid close to the upper edge. Insert the needle in the material close to where you brought it out and take another slanting stitch ⅜ of an inch long, bringing the needle out through both the material and braid close to the lower edge. (Ill. 341.)

A narrow braid is often used near an edge on waists and dresses to hold the hem or facing.

The New Dressmaker, 1921, Ill. No. 0342.pngIll. 342. Sewing on Soutache Braid Flat SEWING SOUTACHE BRAID—There are two ways of sewing on soutache braid. The simpler is to hold the braid flat over the line of the transfer and sew through the center of the soutache taking a very short stitch on the right side and quite a long one on the under side. (Ill. 342.)

In using a design with a great many sharp turns it is better to sew the soutache so that it stands upright. (Ill. 343.) Hold the braid ahead of you over the line of the transfer as before but hold the soutache upright instead of flat. The New Dressmaker, 1921, Ill. No. 0343.pngIll. 343. Sewing on Soutache Braid Upright Fasten the braid securely at the right, and bring the needle up through the material just catching the lower edge of the braid. Insert the needle as near as possible to where you brought it out, and take a stitch ¼ of an inch long. Bring the needle out through the material catching the lower edge of the braid. (Ill. 343.)

Braiding makes a very effective trimming and the work goes quickly so that even when deep bandings are in fashion one can have a handsome costume with a comparatively small amount of work and expense. All the newest and smartest transfer designs for braiding will be found in NEEDLE-ART while the DELINEATOR and BUTTERICK FASHIONS show the correct use of braid trimmings whenever they are in style.

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