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Posted on: 11/27/03 9:26 PM
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Fusible thread aids in making a narrow rolled hem.
With this thread in the bobbin, stitch (long stitches OK) on RS of fabric 1/2 in or so from edge of fabric. Fusible thread should be visible on WS of fabric. (See photo above.) Press hem up using stitching line as a guide with crease just above stitching line. Trim 1/8" or so from crease and turn up again. Put regular thread in bobbin and make the final stitching line. The fusible thread helps hold the crease. Often I don't even have to press the hem up for the final stitch but do it but finger press right at the machine as I stitch.

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SouthernStitch said...
Rennie what a great tip. I am always looking for good ways to do the narrow hem. And, thanks for adding the nice touch of a picture!
11/27/03 9:55 PM
Danvillegirl said...
This tip is so timely for me. I am about to complete a top that requires a rolled hem. Glad you wrote this and glad I read it. Thanks.
11/28/03 5:43 PM
Nancy K said...
I love this idea and will be using it on a chiffon blouse I am making. Thanks
5/29/07 7:29 PM
 
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