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« on: June 30, 2007 10:17:22 AM »

how do you go about hemming a towel?

I bought some fabric awhile back and have finally cut it in half to make bath towels, so they're thick. I tried hemming them (rolling the edges in half and sewing with my machine) but found it rather difficult.

I hate the raw edges and it would be nice to run them in the wash with out them fraying.

thanks much.

oh, whats that binding stuff i've read about? and how do you use it?
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« Reply #1 on: June 30, 2007 10:35:00 AM »

What about that binding stuff?  Get a colour to match your towels and sew it along the edges, that way you don't have to roll and hem.  That's just a guess, hopefully somebody with far more experience will assist you.

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« Reply #2 on: July 23, 2007 06:20:29 PM »

oh, I hope someone has a suggestion too! i am having similar trouble on towel totes & bath wraps I have been making for my daughters....the fraying is driving me nuts!  Any help out there?  Grin I did an overcasting stitch on the edges, thinking that would do the trick, but I was wrong...

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« Reply #3 on: July 23, 2007 06:32:25 PM »

what about cutting down the part of the pile that is within the fold to make it less thick? You could leave any of the exposed pile un trimmed, just trim down the part folded in.
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