Originally Posted by MokoLoko
Here's my write up:
There are three stitches that need to be ripped. When looking at the inside of the jacket you see a ribbon covering the seam. This is held on with a single straight stitch. Under that there is a crossover stitch on edge of the raw material and also a straight stitch that holds the two panels together.
It's important to note here that there are also two separate stitches that hold the down in each panel. These will not be cut and by doing so we do not need to do any preventative sewing.
I begin by cutting through all the stitches at the end and pull the two panels apart slightly. Laying the jacket with the outside up, I can then begin cutting the straight stitch that holds the panels together. I cut this the whole length of the seam.
Next I cut the both the crossover stitch and the straight stitch holding on the ribbon at the same time. Again, from the end pull apart slightly and you will see all the threads. I only cut the top half of crossover stitch and it unravels the bottom half on it's own. By keeping the panels pulled apart I am able to avoid cutting the stitches that hold the down in the jacket.
This is by far the fastest way I've come up with to separate these jackets. Hope this helps anyone feeling a little intimidated to start cutting into these.
Is there anyway you can post a picture of the specific seams that you're talking about. I am having trouble distinguishing the stiches that hold the down from the others that need to be cut. TIA