Originally Posted by tight-wad
Rolled hem. After you get the hang of it, it doesn't take any longer to do than a single fold.
Buy either 1) a tea candle, or better, 2) a radio shack soldering iron for burning the edges. A lighter?
Ditto. Granted I've now had a lot of practice (but making 3 double bodies hammocks will give you LOADS of practice), but I have a way of making the rolled hem for about 6" in front of the sewing foot, sew 6" of stitch, form up the next 6" of rolled hem, etc.
I'm working at proficiency with the hemming foot, but aren't as comfortable with that yet as with the by-hand method. Practice makes perfect...
On the methods for melting the edges. You can use a soldering gun to cut them. This is called a "hot knife". For all the 1.1 oz. you'll be cutting you ought to look into it. That stuff is the worse for fraying, due I suppose to the lower thread density.