A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Cookie Policy | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
November Crafting Tips & Tricks: Check out Kittykill's latest DIY video, How to Make Glowing Wax Globes!
Total Members: 314,635
Currently Running With Scissors:
263 Guests and 5 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop

Pages: [1]
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: Refinishing t-shirt hems  (Read 875 times)
Tags for this thread:  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit
« 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?

« 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.

« Reply #2 on: January 08, 2011 02:05:27 PM »

That's what I did, as I said in my post.
Offline Offline

Posts: 1330
Joined: 25-May-2005

Who knew tailoring was so much fun?

View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« 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.

Goodbye Tucson! I will miss how everything dried so quickly!
« 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.
Threads you might like:
Pages: [1] Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Jump to:  

only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search

Latest Blog Articles
Tute Tuesday: No Fail Fudge
Feed Your Pie Hole
Ah, fall!

Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...

Follow Craftster...

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2017, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.