This is very useful information, with excellent photos!
For The Busy Seamstress
Pad stitching is a method used to secure two or more layers of fabric together to give firmness and shaping to a tailored garment. Traditionally, a hair canvas interfacing is used in pad stitching and applied to areas such as lapels and under collars to give support and provide structure; it is applied along the roll line of a lapel and on the collar stand.
I’ve done my share of pad stitching in my life and there are rare circumstances when it may still be the best option. I was taught that pad stitching was the only correct way to shape a tailored garment and I labored under that dictum for years. Today, however, with all the new fusible technologies I rarely pad stitch preferring to use modified speed methods which get the job done in half the time with great results. Knowing how, when…
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