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