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Technical Design Solutions for Theatre by Don Harvey, Ben Sammler

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Pinless (and Painless) Pipe Pockets

Elisa R. Griego

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FIGURE 1: SQUARING THE DROP

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FIGURE 2: MARKING THE TRIM LINE

Shop carpenters who balk at sewing hems or pipe pockets in soft goods should find this article helpful. The two methods described here require little or no pinning, probably the most tedious and time-consuming part of any large sewing project. Aside from a sewing machine, the only tools needed are a fabric pencil, a snap line, and a tape measure. While only the “three-snap” method is suitable for opaque fabrics, those who are working ...

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