SIGNUP - FREE Membership and 1 FREE Sewing Lesson
| FAQ | Login
 

PR Weekend Los Angeles

Forum > Patterns and Notions > fusible tape for coverstitch hems? ( Moderated by Sharon1952)

Please LOGIN or Join PatternReview
Go to Page:
fusible tape for coverstitch hems?
nitsel
nitsel  Friend of PR
Member since 12/25/11
Posts: 193
Skill: Intermediate
online now
Send Message

      



Date: 8/21/13 6:09 PM

What is the best fusible tape to use for hems to be coverstitched? I haven't ever used any fusible stuff, but it seems like it would help, especially on those thin CRAWLY knits.
I know this has been discussed here before but I can't find it. Help? Thank you!

sewme47
star
sewme47
Member since 8/28/08
Posts: 773
Skill: Intermediate
Send Message

      
thumbsup 1 member likes this.



Date: 8/21/13 6:19 PM

Fusible knit stay tape. I get mine from Emma Seabrook

I press up the hem allowance, then fold it back open and fuse the tape to the garment side--not the hem allowance. Re-fold the hem allowance and coverstitch from the front. Works beautifully!

Laurasews
star
Laurasews  Friend of PR
Colorado USA
Member since 12/27/04
Posts: 99
Skill: Advanced
Send Message

      
thumbsup 1 member likes this.



Date: 8/21/13 7:30 PM

Steam-a-seam. It comes in 1/4" and 1/2" widths and I use both. The nice thing about this product is that your hem can still stretch when done. Some of the other tapes make you lose the stretch. I use those tapes for stabilizing shoulders and things that I don't want to stretch out of shape

Barbara3
Barbara3  Friend of PR
USA
Member since 5/22/06
Posts: 1088
Skill: Intermediate
Send Message

      



In reply to nitsel <<


Date: 8/21/13 8:02 PM

I do pretty much the same as Laurasews. But I should add that I like that Steam-A-Seam 2 is a double-sided fusible and holds the hem in place without pins while providing a little stabilization for coverstitching. I use Steam-A-Seam 2 Light in the 1/4 inch for most garments, because it basically disappears after serving its purpose.

I also like the Emma Seabrooke 1/2 inch tapes for stabilizing the backs of shoulders. I don't find it quite as good for coverstitching hems because it is a one-sided fusible and doesn't hold the hem in place while I'm stitching. But it comes in white, beige, and black, as well as in both bias (for stretch) and straight grain (for non-stretch).
-- Edited on 8/22/13 0:13 AM --

VivianZ
star
VivianZ  Friend of PR
Louisiana USA
Member since 12/8/04
Posts: 615
Skill: Intermediate
Send Message

      
thumbsup 1 member likes this.



Date: 8/22/13 8:59 AM

I use WashAway Wonder Tape. It sticks on one side then you measure your hem, pin in place and peel off the paper on the other side and stick it in place. Coverstitch as normal, and it washes away. I have it with 2 labels, one by Dritz and one by Collins, both have an address in Spartanburg, SC. I use it all the time on every coverstitch hem. Truly a miracle. And you don't have to iron it down, reducing the chance your hem will stretch.

------
height 5'2" bust 36, waist 31, hip 39.
I have way too many yards to count, and I will never use them up, but I will die trying!

Go to Page:
Please LOGIN or Join PatternReview

printable version Printable Version

* Advertising and soliciting is strictly prohibited on PatternReview.com. If you find a post which is not in agreement with our Terms and Conditions, please click on the Report Post button to report it. Patterns and Notions >> fusible tape for coverstitch hems?

 
adv. search»
pattern | machine | member
        
Online Class
Altering Jackets
Altering Jackets

Class Details

Online Class
All About Buttons and Buttonholes
All About Buttons and Buttonholes

Class Details

McCall's 4440

photo
by: Kiwi Natio...

Review
Self Drafted Pattern 268307-1004

photo
by: sewnaomi

Review
BRIDAL COUTURE, a CD book by Susan Khalje

BRIDAL COUTURE, a CD book by Susan Khalje

Pattern Details
Petite Plus 504 Pattern

Petite Plus 504 Pattern

Pattern Details

Conditions of Use | Posting Guidelines | Privacy Policy | Shipping Rates | Returns & Refunds | Contact Us | About | New To PR | Advertising

Copyright © 2015 PatternReview.com® , OSATech, Inc. All rights reserved.