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Tips & Techniques > How to get the perfect hem on knits

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Posted on: 6/27/10 1:59 PM
Review Rating: Helpful by 10 people   Very Helpful by 23 people   
It is nearly impossible to get the perfect hem on some knits especially thin ones or very stretchy knits. I apply spray starch to the hemline. I spray and gently iron with an up and down motion; try to avoid stretching the fabric. Use as much as needed to get the fabric stiff and let the fabric dry; the hemming will be easier and you won't get any tunneling. Takes a little time but it is worth it.

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vasallese said...
Thanks. Hemming is one of the reasons I don't like to sew on knits. This should help.
6/28/10 8:34 AM
petro said...
This sounds really interesting, thanks.
6/28/10 2:57 PM
Charrlie said...
I will have to try. Thank you.
6/28/10 5:22 PM
RadarRadiance said...
Sounds nice and easy, I'll have to remember it for next time I do a knit. Thanks.
6/29/10 3:33 PM
need2sewmore said...
Sounds good and I'll give it a try.
8/6/10 10:59 AM
GraveFlower said...
Would it be too dangerous to use a tear-away stabliser instead?
12/4/10 3:55 PM
KHinson said...
Will try this.
9/23/11 8:49 AM
Mahogany Stylist said...
Thanks for the tip.
9/23/11 10:48 AM
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