An account of the craftwork I get up to, tatting, spinning, knitting, sewing, whatever
Tuesday, October 22, 2013
Preparing the Hem
I've been looking for a new way to prepare the hem of organza food covers for sewing with a machine embroidery pattern. I used to pin the hem on the wrong side and then tack or baste with a thread. The problem was that the basting thread was often difficult to remove when it was covered with embroidery stitches. I've found that a better way is to press the folds with a steam iron and then hold them in place with pins on the right side of the fabric. Pressing the seam keeps it in place long enough to put the pins in and to remove them during sewing.