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From: bridesmom
Date: 08-11-2005, 08:07 AM (1 of 4)
Was watching a sewing show from Edmonton area this afternoon on the tube and they had the neatest suggestion for hemming pants. Once you have ironed up your hem, you cut a piece of fusible interfacing slightly wider than the turned up hem and iron it into place against the inside of the pant leg so the bottom edge of the interfacing is even with the fold and the upper edge is showing slightly above the turned up hem.Then when you handstitch the hem, you catch the interfacing rather than the pants fabric giving you no stitches showing on the outside of the pant leg. They did this on a pair of dress slacks. Thought I'd pass it on.
Tickled pink with my Innovis 4000D
User: bridesmom
Member since: 01-21-2004
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From: SummersEchos
Date: 08-11-2005, 09:15 AM (2 of 4)
Nice hint Laura. I bet the pants hang better that way to.

User: SummersEchos
Member since: 09-29-2004
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From: Dede
Date: 08-11-2005, 10:21 AM (3 of 4)
Hummmm, I'll have to remember that.
User: Dede
Member since: 03-23-2001
Total posts: 469
From: LeapFrog Libby
Date: 08-11-2005, 07:37 PM (4 of 4)
Nancy Zieman hems that way also.. I saw her demonstrate on a Jacket and skirt once.. Looks great for 2 reasons.. No stitches and when you press there is no ridge showing on the right side..(from the folded under edge)
Sew With Love
User: LeapFrog Libby
Member since: 05-01-2002
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