Cutting and hemming jersey fabric

(7 Posts)
TipTopTriceratops Thu 17-Nov-16 15:37:39

If you wanted to cut a cotton or similar synthetic jersey item and make the new hem durable, what would be the best way to do it? Hem it with some sort of binding? This is purely functional (under layers) rather than to look pretty.

FantasticBeasts Thu 17-Nov-16 15:42:15

Have you got a sewing machine? I would use a twin needle in a very slight zig zag stitch. You need to know where to see from the top side as you get two neat lines of stitching on top and a zig zag stitch underneath.

frenchfancy Thu 17-Nov-16 15:48:52

Twin needle or tripple stitch. I wouldn't use any sort of. Zigzag with a twin needle as I've broken too many in the past and they are expensive ( compared to other needles) .

I dream of a coverstitch machine though.

GetMeOut Thu 17-Nov-16 22:18:29

If purely functional, then I would just do a small zig zag stitch but with a ball point needle ( single ).

TipTopTriceratops Fri 18-Nov-16 17:55:37

I sold my sewing machine a few years ago but am starting to regret it. I was never confident sewing curved lines with it, but this is for pretty small items, so a zig zag stitch by hand sounds like the way to go. Thank you.

TheEmojiFormerlyKnownAsPrince Fri 18-Nov-16 18:03:28

If it's jersey, does it need hemming? Quite often hems are left and then roll up to form an edging.

If it's polyester, you could singe it in the flame of a tealight. Because polyester is basically plastic singeing it melts it, and creates a durable edge.

GetMeOut Sat 19-Nov-16 07:34:47

Or you could use Wonderweb - just iron ! ( my favorite for a quick finish )

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