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    Question DIY Hem Roller?

    Does anyone know how to make a DIY hem roller?

    I know that I will eventually drop the money on something like this, but before I do I am interested in trying to make my own and spare the cash.

    Besides... I would rather spend the money on more materials

    **EDIT: If someone knows of cheap feet or a kit, cheaper than what I linked, feel free to post that too**
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    I'm almost positive I've seen two mentioned in these forums. One was made from aluminum sheet, the other from the plastic that they make berry containers from. Try a quick search and see if anything pops.

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    Yeah, I could have sworn I have passed them somewhere in my many exploratory sub-forum and thread reading binges, but I think that it was called something different, hence my issue finding them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by geneaut View Post
    Awesome! You Rock!

    I found the other one, and it was using the term "jig". https://www.hammockforums.net/forum/...led-Hem-Guides
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    Quote Originally Posted by -c0de- View Post
    Awesome! You Rock!

    I found the other one, and it was using the term "jig".
    Ahhh ... I keep thinking I'll make one, but I get a little quicker every time I sew my own so I never commit LOL.

    If you make one lets us know how it goes if you don't mind.

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    I definitely will.

    Now the question is plastic... or metal.

    I feel like the metal guide would hold tighter, but the plastic guide would be easier to make and mount.
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    It takes the same to mount it, plastic or metal. Tape or screws. You will need thicker plastic to get a equal rigid tool and it will require heat to bend. Been there done that and failed but it’s not impossible Better yet, a 3D printer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Snowball View Post
    It takes the same to mount it, plastic or metal. Tape or screws. You will need thicker plastic to get a equal rigid tool and it will require heat to bend. Been there done that and failed but itís not impossible Better yet, a 3D printer.
    That is what I was thinking. Using an embossing tool to heat up the plastic and allow me to mold it.
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    I made a few with the berry container plastic and they work surprisingly well. I didn't expect it to work well but thought it would be good practice for making one out of metal, but it did work well. I just bent it using a metal ruler as a straight edge. The fabric slides through so easily. I can do a hem on a tarp almost as fast as I can run the machine.

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