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    How's my stitching look?

    What do you think? Doing some practice runs. Just try to get stitch spacing correct and I like the double stitched hem. What do you guys think?

    uploadfromtaptalk1358841971537.jpg

    Here's the other side of the same hem.
    uploadfromtaptalk1358842041808.jpg
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    Looks pretty good to me...
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    Lookin good!

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    It looks like your top tension could be adjusted a hair. If you look closely at the stitch line in the picture with the pen tip you can see little nubbies at each puncture. You are showing the twist from the other side. That should be buried in the thickness to have a _perfectly_ balanced seam. If that was the bottom of the stitch line then tighten the top tension until those nubbies disappear. If the fold was on the top, loosen the top tension until the nubbies disappear.

    Yeah... it's nit-picky. The lines look good. Nicely spaced. The balance just needs a tad of adjustment.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ramblinrev View Post
    It looks like your top tension could be adjusted a hair...
    Just a small tension tweak needed.

    The Perfect Lock Stitch.jpg

    FWIW...on a rolled hem with 1.9 oz ripstop (Hancock's) there is sufficient thickness of material to form a "perfect" stitch. In my experience, when you use thinner materials like 1.1 oz ripstop and make a hem with only two layers of fabric, there is not really sufficient thickness to completely "bury" the lock and you can typically see the "nub" from both sides.

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    They look good - just a little tension adjustment and it will be marvelous!
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    I would be happy if I could get those stitches!
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