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How to finish the hem on cut-on cap sleeves?
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purplebouquet
Posted 2011-06-27 6:02 PM (#76191)
Subject: How to finish the hem on cut-on cap sleeves?


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I am playing with a PMK top and really like the cut-on sleeve design. But how do I finish the hem? Any advice? Thank you.

Claudia
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sewsally
Posted 2011-06-27 10:40 PM (#76200 - in reply to #76191)
Subject: RE: How to finish the hem on cut-on cap sleeves?



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Ideas:

Turn up and use the coverstitch machine.

Rolled hem with serger.

Lettuce edge with serger.

Leave a raw edge like in rtw.
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Sewhappy
Posted 2011-06-28 12:12 PM (#76209 - in reply to #76191)
Subject: RE: How to finish the hem on cut-on cap sleeves?


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Claudia, If you don't own a coverstitch serger, you might try what I do;

I like to hem knits with a double needle (one that the width fits into your zigzag throat plate), wooly nylon in the bobbin, and a slightly longer than usual straight stitch.
I also loosen the top tension a bit.
I like to have at least an inch of hem to work with.
Turn it up and stitch 5/8" away from the edge with the right side on top.
Don't stretch as you sew.
Trim up to the stitching on the wrong side if desired.
This works very well on the garment hem of knits and looks RTW.
On the sleeves, be careful not to stitch too close to the edge especially if it is very lightweight fabric--5/8" should be ok.
Try this on a sample first if you want to try it.

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Grandma C
Posted 2011-06-28 1:23 PM (#76211 - in reply to #76191)
Subject: RE: How to finish the hem on cut-on cap sleeves?


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Using sewhappy's method I have found it helpful to use a wash away stabilizer in the hem. It helps prevent tunneling that I sometimes get with a tein needle.
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Patti
Posted 2011-06-28 9:21 PM (#76230 - in reply to #76191)
Subject: RE: How to finish the hem on cut-on cap sleeves?



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all good ideas. I did a cuton cap and used binding around the cap and underarm. Unfortunately that style isn't flattering on me.
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purplebouquet
Posted 2011-06-30 11:44 AM (#76246 - in reply to #76191)
Subject: RE: How to finish the hem on cut-on cap sleeves?


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Thank you.

Claudia
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purplebouquet
Posted 2011-06-30 11:46 AM (#76247 - in reply to #76191)
Subject: RE: How to finish the hem on cut-on cap sleeves?


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Thank you.

Claudia
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