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    Hemming No-See-um

    I'm looking for the best way to hem up no-see-um bug netting?

    the only thing I can up with is to take 3/4" flat nylon ribbon and fold it over the edge leaving a 3/8" on either side. just seams like it would add a lot of weight. I also tried pulling the inner threads out of 550 cord and using the sheath to sandwich the netting between the zipper strap and the 550 cord.

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    You don't have to hem noseeum. It doesn't fray like regular fabric does. Now if you want it to have a nice looking edge I like to use 1" grossgain folded in half and sandwich the edge of the noseeum to give a clean look.
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    No-see-um takes a role hem nicely. No need to add extra weight by grosgrain trimming it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Catavarie View Post
    You don't have to hem noseeum. It doesn't fray like regular fabric does. Now if you want it to have a nice looking edge I like to use 1" grossgain folded in half and sandwich the edge of the noseeum to give a clean look.
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    No-see-um takes a role hem nicely. No need to add extra weight by grosgrain trimming it.
    Do both have examples of what you mean. I just got into the DIY sewing and so some of these terms are new. I googled grosgrain... i'm guessing that super thin strapping?

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    For a rolled hem, just fold the edge over twice and stitch. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i2v-9...feature=relmfu

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    +1 on the rolled hem. Doesn't leave as professional a look, but that it can be masked by sewing to black fabric.
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    Black zig-zag at the edge of the rolled seam works too.
    I have found that a medium zig-zag tends to look better than the crooked trail I leave when stitching fine/slippery/mesh fabrics when structural strength is not of major importance.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gmcttr View Post
    For a rolled hem, just fold the edge over twice and stitch. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i2v-9...feature=relmfu
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    With a little practice and an iron you can make a pretty sharp looking rolled hem. Just takes a little practice. Tip: when ironing the folds use a piece of wood below. Ironing board covers give to much to get a really sharp crease.

    If I am doing a longer rolled hem I just eye it up. That takes practice as well.

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