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#1 of 3 Old 07-08-2004, 09:41 AM - Thread Starter
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What's the difference?? I am going to get a few Beccabottoms UT AIO's and those are the options but I don't know why they are different.

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I know she has pictures of both in her gallery...

(excuse my crude explanation here)
turned: fabrics sewn together and then turned upside down so that the stitching is underneath
turned and topstiched: the turned seam is then topstiched, pulling the fabric in away from the seam a bit more. this is common in aio's and fitteds but not in pockets. it looks more finished, but some mamas complain about wicking at the new seam.
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also, topstitched ones aren't as likely to have clumps inside from fraying fabric. T&T is sewing the layers all together except for a small section, then turning the whole thing inside out through that hole. Topstitching is sewing along the edges all the way around the dipe after its been turned, closing the hole it was turned through in the process, and sealing the original seam between it and the edge. A just turned dipe would have the hole closed (unless its a pocket) but not stitched all the way around on top.
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