Re: [SCA-Milliners] "glue finished?" --alternate hem
- Hi all,
I'm Samia, hailing from the Nordskogen, Northshield, Midrealm. I've made a
few hats in a college millinery class and really want to make horn-like
cauls-- when I gather up the time and ambition. My focus of study in the SCA
is Islamic Spain, which has carried me all around the Mediterranean. With
textiles as a passion I've learned that Muslim folks in period decorated
everything with embroidery- including the scrap of cloth that keeps bugs out
of the wine bottles. So embroidery is my next big adventure.
(to the point)
I've not heard of a "glue-finish" but there is a spiff way to do a rolled
hem that I learned in a bridal shop a few summers ago. Unfortunately it's
easier to show than explain, but I'll give it a shot.
press a crease in your garment exactly where you want your hem to be.
(almost everything-- even chiffon-- will take a press mark)
At your sewing machine look at the right side of the garment. Where the
crease is pressed, use your fingers and gently roll out an 1/8 of an inch.
You should see the pressed crease, a "space" of your fabric and a new fold
line going back underneath it all.
Stitch in the "space" between your pressed crase and the new fold.
After you're all the way around look at the wrong side of your fabric and
carefully trim away the excess fabric, that is below your stitching line. If
you've trimmed very close it should automatically roll to the wrong side on
the crease you originally pressed in.
Looking at the right side of your garment again stitch that down, either by
hand or machine. It will be a tiny rolled hem. --Think of the rolling under
like a regular hem that you've pressed up twice to close in the raw edges.
Feel free to send me questions,
> Hi Folks,
> "Hems on your wimple/veil too heavy. More likely cut and glue-finished."
> Has anyone here heard of this before? Is there a period source?