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    heat sealed ends

    Would someone be so kind as to expand on heat-sealing the ends of raw fabric for diy projects I've tried tried this and it didn't go so well . So correct me if I'm wrong.... With the use of heat you can get a permanent rolled hem ?
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    no, what the heat sealing just keeps the ends of the fabric from coming frayed. I like to use the knife attachment for my soldering iron for this in combination with a metal straight edge for nice clean cuts.
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    I see so I had the wrong idea all together. I've done this with a bic before
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    I've never heard of getting a rolled hem from heat-sealing. Heat-sealing is typically for protecting the edges of the fabric from fraying.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lubbockhammockguy View Post
    I've never heard of getting a rolled hem from heat-sealing. Heat-sealing is typically for protecting the edges of the fabric from fraying.
    Yeah it seams that way doesn't it . I kept reading about people suggesting to others that they should heat sealing the ends of their fabric. I just assumed they ment more than just running a bic lighter down the edge. I guess that's all they ment.
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    We all think about things to much and try to make things more difficult then they are lol

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