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Message Board > Sergers, Coverstitch and Blindhemmers > For those of us who don't have a coverstitch machine ( Moderated by CarolynGM, Deepika)

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Date: 7/4/12 9:11 PM

Check out this tutorial on hemming with a double needle from Pam Erny:

Perfect hems every time

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Date: 7/4/12 9:59 PM

Thank you!

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Date: 7/4/12 10:03 PM

And this one from Gorgeous Fabrics

I learned that I can buy twin "stretch" needles and I ordered a couple tonight!

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Date: 7/5/12 1:11 AM

Here's a good tute from Patty at the SnugBug on hemming with single or double needle using steam-a-seam (also my approach!) SnugBug

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Date: 7/5/12 11:34 AM

I've used the twin needle with the red top to double topstitch and always get skipped stitches. The one with the blue bar on top is supposed to be the "stretch" twin needle. On the video, she uses the one with the red bar.

Luckily, I have a coverstitch machine now and don't have to deal with skipped stitches and tunneling. The CS machine makes it SOOOO much easier.

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Date: 7/5/12 11:49 AM

Thank you, ladies.

Adding some tags so I can find this in the future.
twin needle hem
Double needle hem
twinneedlethread

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Subject: For those of us who dont have a coverstitch machine Date: 7/5/12 1:14 PM

The twin needle hem has a tendency to tunnel. I never felt like I had good results with it.

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Date: 7/5/12 1:35 PM

Thanks so much for this link! I have used solvy for a hem, but never thought to fuse it. I have always sort of sprayed it with adhesive and hope I could sew over it before it disappeared. Love this idea!

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Subject: For those of us who dont have a coverstitch machine Date: 7/5/12 1:39 PM

For a truly professional looking hem, there's nothing quite like a coverstitch machine.

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Date: 7/5/12 1:44 PM

Thanks for that link Coco. I like the way the width of the SAS strip also marks the hem depth. That's a great tip!

I *want* a CS machine; I just don't have the funds right now. These tips will help me until I save enough money.

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