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Posted on: 3/18/04 9:34 PM
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Picked this up recently watching Sew Much More. When you don't want a lettuce edge with a serger rolled hem finish(merrowing), do a line of straight stitching to stabilize it first. It's kind of like a line of staystitching. You'll also have a nice guide for merrowing. I did this on the bias front and the sleeves of my peasant top with very good results.

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W. Anderson said... (9/21/06 4:26 AM) Reply
That is a great suggestion. Thanks
Katharine in BXL said... (5/14/05 9:56 PM) Reply
Great tip! I think I'll re-hem the edges of a bias skirt with this.
Rennie Ashby said... (4/1/04 7:32 AM) Reply
Hi, Eider. SMM is on at 1p here in coastal NC on http://diynetwork.com/ with host, Susan Khalje.
Eider said... (3/31/04 2:33 PM) Reply
Where and when do you see "Sew Much More" ? I am assuming it is a program on TV , what state do you watch it in ?
Rennie Ashby said... (3/30/04 9:15 PM) Reply
Merrow is a company that makes merrowing machines. These are the ones that "merrow" around sew-on embroidered badges, etc. They sell for over $2000. The rolled hem looks similar. I've heard these terms used interchangably in home sewing.
Tonya said... (3/28/04 1:14 PM) Reply
Even my trusty "www.onelook.com" doesn't give me any help with "merrowing". Does have "merrow", which is apparently an old word for "mermaid". Perhaps the technique is similar to something on a mermaid? LOL
Jennie Pakula said... (3/21/04 8:19 PM) Reply
'merrow' - now that's one for the next scrabble game! Where does that word come from?
katieb said... (3/19/04 6:31 AM) Reply
Thanks, I'll add that to my serger tips for future reference.
 
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