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Date: 5/22/13 12:34 PM

I successfully put on a t-shirt neck binding with a Type A binding today (1 1/8" cut to finished 3/8"). I used the center and right needles. The outside two lines of stitching are very centered over the binding. My question is on the underside. Some fabric goes beyond where the looper stitch is (like doing a hem and having to trim the excess). It really isn't enough to require any trimming - just seems like the looper should totally cover the edges.
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Date: 5/22/13 5:16 PM

You can adjust your binder to correct this.

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Date: 5/22/13 6:24 PM

oops, missed the part about the binder attachment. Never mind.
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Date: 5/23/13 1:25 PM

I've done a lot of necklines like this in the past. Here are the keys to keeping the looper on the inside edge of the hem:

First, you must be very accurate on all of your cuts. Next, your hemline must be very even all the way around the neckline. This last one is obvious, but you need to keep the fabric feeding evenly against the guild and your fold maintained.

I use Sprayway 89 Fast Tack Temporary Spray Adhesive. It holds the seam in place nicely for you to concentrate on sewing it accurately.

Here is an image of a waistline I just completed using this technique:

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Date: 5/25/13 8:30 AM

Thank you for the advice! The cotton jersey knit rolls so much, the spray should help keep it in place.
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Date: 5/29/13 3:07 PM

Oh, I forgot to tell you something else I've used successfully. Dritz WashAway Wonder Tape. Of course only use it on a garment you'll be washing. I use it on T-shirts and slippery knits as well. Plus, you can pick it up at your local sewing supply store.

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Date: 5/29/13 10:48 PM

I use a washable glue stick to hold bindings and hems in place to cover stitch. The cheapest one I can find as long as it says washable. I've never had a problem with it not washing out. You MUST let it dry before you stitch. If you're in a hurry you can use a dry iron to speed up the drying.

I've had a few times that wonder tape has not completely washed out and I've had show through. That's why I switched to the glue stick.

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Date: 5/29/13 10:54 PM

I like to keep mine where it covers the edge but if a little is uneven I leave it and trim it with applique scissors. If you notice RTW are not always even. They worry more about needle holes in knits than the uneven stitching.





































































beyond the stitch I just leave it and trim it with applique scissors.































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Date: 5/29/13 11:34 PM

Good info Debbie. Thanks for sharing!

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