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Old 11/17/08, 06:43 AM
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Hem turning up

How do you put a hem in something like a jean skirt to keep it from rolling up all the time?

I have this trouble with almost every narrow hem that I put in a piece of clothing.

Any advice?
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Old 11/18/08, 11:33 AM
 
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Some things, you simply can't put a very narrow hem in... better to put in a facing, turn it back and hem that. It actually makes a cute design element to use a different fabric (calico print for jeans) to face it with. You get an occasional glimpse, depending on length and tightness of skirt... cute!

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Old 11/18/08, 05:59 PM
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never though of that! Thanks.
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Old 11/18/08, 09:17 PM
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On my jean skirts that do that, I actually take them and put them on a hanger, moisten the hem and just pull and flatten it down. If it is real stubborn I will fold it backwards and crease it with my fingers. Sometimes it seems I have to do it every time I wash the skirt, but it helps. (ironing does too)
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Old 11/23/08, 09:23 PM
 
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my jean shirts that do this, get washed/dryed halfway and hung to dry the rest of the way with clothespins attached to keep them straight. Works great for me.
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Old 11/23/08, 10:37 PM
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On Sewing with Nancy today she showed how to keep a knit from rolling at the hem, so I would assume it'd work for other fabrics as well...

Just put some fusible web on the unfinished edge, remove the paper and press together (like you're doing a no-sew hem).
Then top stitch like normal.
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Old 11/23/08, 11:04 PM
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I knew you ladies would have ideas for me. thanks!
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Old 11/24/08, 05:32 PM
 
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That's what IRON is for.
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Old 11/24/08, 06:20 PM
 
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That's what IRON is for.
Ah, whats an iron?

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Old 11/24/08, 07:25 PM
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I have tried ironing and the hem just pops right back up later. I thought it had to do something with the line of the hem - being on the straight-grain rather than curved as many skirts are.
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