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Additional use for narrow hemming foot (Tip/Technique)
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Posted on: 8/13/08 11:57 PM
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I love finding additional uses for items, making them "multi-purpose".
I recently discovered that you can take a narrow hemming foot, and use it to apply cording, provided that the foot has a wide slot, to accomodate a zig-zag stitch, and provided the cording is not too thick (2mm-6mm). I also discovered, that it's possible to use elastic cording, following this method as well -it's simply a matter of stretching and helping the elastic cording into the foot...this would work on those small areas that you may want to have shirred w/ elastic - though I would suggest that you only attempt the elastic method if you're confidant you can manipulate the elastic and control the fabric at the same time ;)
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Patti B said...
Clever! I'll have to remember this.
8/14/08 11:04 AM
glenj said...
i wonder if it would work for fishing line in the hem of a dance costume?mmmm nice tip
8/14/08 7:31 PM

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