(Closed) Anyone removed applique from a dress- did it leave stitch marks?

posted 5 years ago in Dress
Post # 4
3371 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I guess you won’t really know until you try to unstitch it (maybe just lift one of two stitches and see whether there’s a mark). Are you planning to replace it with another applique or brooch? If so, it probably doesn’t matter even if there are some stitch marks. And I guess worst case scenario, you can always sew it back on?

Post # 5
2055 posts
Buzzing bee

@Ribeno:  The fibers in polyster satin fabric tend not to “heal” or close up when you poke holes through it. So, removing the applique will likely leave puncture marks. However, as @peonyinparis pointed out, if you are planning on replacing the removed applique, then the stitch marks will not matter. Also, even if you do not replace it, the holes will likely be so miniscule that no one will really notice them. Moreoever, if by some chance they are noticeable, pressing the fabric can also mend the stitch marks.

I am certain it will all work out. Just trust that your seamstress knows what she is doing. 🙂

Post # 6
963 posts
Busy bee

The stitch marks will vanish with steaming.  Just apply a steam/shot iron a cm away from the fabric.

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