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Tips & Techniques > Cut inner layer hem away on a wrap top.

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Posted on: 12/31/03 5:31 AM
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Wrap tops are so popular now but oh does that hem become thick (2 layers folded up = 4 layers). One tip I've learned in to handle this is press up the hems, pin layers together, then cut away the inner layer. This reduces the thickness to 3 layers, which makes a great difference. You may need to baste or pin the bottom cut edge on the inner layer in place til you hem if it wants to creep up. See photo.

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sonovice said... (8/4/05 5:34 PM) Reply
Very helpful tip. I was fretting over the hems of one of the wrap tops and this illustration will help a lot of newbies.
casey said... (1/7/04 10:59 PM) Reply
it is a good adjustment for a wrap skirt as the extra weight at the corner causes the overlap to sag and gap.
Danvillegirl said... (1/1/04 5:17 PM) Reply
Great tip. I have made the Stretch and Sew top with wrap front and the thickness of the hem drives me nuts. This is very timely and helpful to me. May ask additional questions later but will give this a try on my next top.
 
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