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Rayon/Lycra basic funnel neck top
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Date: 1/3/13 8:08 AM

Can I get by without hemming on rayon/Lycra 11 oz. knit top? Last year I purchased a cotton/Lycra funnel neck top with absolutely NO hems for a whopping $40.

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Date: 1/3/13 9:23 AM

Why not? If you like the look, go for it. That's the great thing about sewing--you get to be the boss!

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Date: 1/3/13 9:33 AM

You betcha!

I made two sweater knit tunics that have no hems at all. Just remember if the edges curl they will curl unhemmed.

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Date: 1/4/13 7:08 AM

Thanks! The slightly curled edged don't seem to matter since the top fits snugly. I laid the RTW top out and cut a pattern...same front and back. It will definitely be a one hour or less project.

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Date: 1/4/13 9:19 AM

If you'd like you can do a row or two of straight stitching along the raw edges for a bit of stability. It doesn't stop the roll along the edge.

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Date: 1/4/13 4:29 PM

Yep, sure can.

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