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What am i doing wrong? Hemming draperies, fabric doesn't stay lined up
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Date: 7/15/07 12:46 PM

I just got a new Janome DC3050 and have been tackling all sorts of projects I couldn't finish with my old White from the 80's. However, when I tried to hem a drape (upholstry type fabric) the turned up part kept getting pulled with respect to the rest of the fabric, and I ended up with puckers every few inches or so. Do you think my foot was pressing down too hard on the top fabric? I can't adjust the foot pressure as I did with my old White, but I'm not even sure that's the problem. How do get a hem to feed evenly with really heavy fabric? I'm afraid I will end up having to use a walking foot for everything. Thank you for your help!

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Date: 7/15/07 1:51 PM

I'd try a new needle.............a 90/14 sharp one, not a universal point.



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Date: 7/15/07 2:01 PM

along with the new needle you may need to loosen the tension a bit and take a bigger "bite" with a bit of a wider zigzag setting for the blind hem stitch.

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Subject: What am i doing wrong? Hemming draperies, fabric doesnt stay lined up Date: 7/15/07 8:56 PM

An even feed foot can help eliminate this problem.

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Date: 7/17/07 10:26 PM

I usually hand-hem draperies. You get perfect control that way. It takes some time, but I figure it takes less time that repeatedly hemming, ripping and futzing with the fabric and hem ...

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