1) When you have a length of fabric that isextremely ragged, how do you even it up? Trimming it up is pretty easy when its a relatively short length, but how do YOU do it with a 10 or 12 foot chunk? Do you stretch it out on the floor, & draw a line, then cut the line? I know this might seem like a stupid question, but just wanted to hear from the pro's.
I FIND THE NARROWEST PART AND DRAW A LINE THE ENTIRE LENGTH TO THAT WORSE PLACE, or just guess that I am cutting the same amount off the whole length. I don't often mark long hems or sides.
2) When you FIRST STARTED... did you fold your rolled hem over once, pin, then go back & roll the 2nd time & repin it? Or did you just roll it over twice & pin it? Seems like the latter could result in a crappy roll, which means a crappy hem.
I SOMETIMES DOUBLE FOLD AS I GO AND SEW CLOSE TO THE LEFT SIDE OF THE HEM. THIS MAKES SURE YOU GOT BOTH THE LAYERS THAT ARE FOLDED SEWED. THEN I GO BACK AND SEW CLOSE TO THE INSIDE EDGE OF THE HEM TO HOLD THE FABRIC FLAT. But if I am doing something that is challenging to hem, I have found it take much less time to first sew a single fold then do the double then finally do the inside stitch than to try to save time by shuffling with the fabric and two left hands to boot. Very often when I try something that is critical all at once, I end up setting back with my hem ripper for a long time.
3) When you first started, what did you do when you sewed the corners of the hem.
WHEN I COME TO A CORNER, I STOP ABOUT SIX INCHED BEFORE GETTING THERE AND FOLD THE HEM THAT WILL BE AROUND THE TURN, PIN IT MAYBE, AND THEN GO ON DOUBLE FOLDING THE ORIGINAL HEM AND SEW RIGHT TO THE EDGE OVER THE DOUBLE LAYERS OF THE CORNER.
4) What size needle would you recommend for the 1.9? MEDIUM
5) Where do you send your children so they cant hear the cussing?
TEACH THEM TO CUSS ALONG WITH THE REST OF THE FAMILY?
6) An inch seems rather large for the hem... Do you all go smaller, or is less than an inch just too hard to work with? (minds out of the gutters)
AN INCH IS ABOUT RIGHT FOR ME, THAT MEANS A HALF INCH HEM IS SHOWING AFTER YOUR DOUBLE ROLL.
Hope this helps
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