Sunday, August 18, 2019

The D-Shaped Veil--How NOT to do a Rolled Hem

Tonight, I pressed the fabric from Alison and trimmed it into a D-shape, and proceeded to commence making a rolled hem.  Three things instantly became apparent:

1.  The farther-apart your stitches are, the less likely it is that your rolled hem will "roll" properly;
2.  The size of your initial fold is not as critical as I thought at first; 
3.  If the fabric wants to fray, you really need to turn the raw edge under, and then stitch through that fold, as well as through the top fold.

After I started paying attention to these things, I started having some success with my hem. However, the stitching process was very slow, since the stitches did not look right if they were farther than about 2-3 mm apart.  It took about 20 minutes to do about an inch worth of stitching.

But at least now it's started, and can be picked up and proceeded with at will.  Hopefully, it won't take too long to complete.

1 comment:

  1. Best of luck with it, and well done on getting it started. I look forward to seeing it.