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dropdeadred77
« on: December 31, 2010 03:02:52 PM »

Hey Craftsters,
A few weeks back I reconned a Joker t-shirt just to nip it in a bit and make it less manly. I gave the lower hem a scoop finish, and serged, pressed it up and stitched with a twin needle. It looks great except that the hem wants to roll out all the time and it's doing my head in. Any suggestions?

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amazing_784
« Reply #1 on: January 05, 2011 09:37:16 PM »

I usually serge my tshirt reconstructions.  Either with contrasting thread or matching, depending on the look of the shirt.  You could do the same thing to the hem, just use your serger first, then twin needle topstitch so it has more body to it.
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dropdeadred77
« Reply #2 on: January 08, 2011 02:05:27 PM »

That's what I did, as I said in my post.
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« Reply #3 on: January 09, 2011 03:50:35 PM »

How much of a hem do you have? Is it that you don't have enough turned up in your hem allowance to weigh down the hem? I don't know, I don't think I have ever had that problem, I don't serge the hem of knits before doing the double needle thing.
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dropdeadred77
« Reply #4 on: January 10, 2011 12:56:45 PM »

It's sewn quite cose to the pressed edge, which I guess is the problem.
I think in future I'd leave a larger allowanceand tack it with that wonder hem tape stuff and sew it as well.
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