5949Re: [Hammock Camping] Re: Do you seam seal hems ? (Was : More tarps and under/over quilts made...)
- May 28, 2004Mirage wrote:
>--- In email@example.com, "Ralph Oborn"I actually find it quite easy to roll the hem on the fly, without pins.
>>Just a thought from someone who has not touched a sewing machine
>>(wife won't let me). Would it be easier to roll the edge if you
>>rolled it around something and then slid it out?
>>Small dowel, soda straw, knitting needle, cord or wire.... etc?
>>I am probably once again showing my ignorance. I am in awe of the
>>stuff I see in the pictures.
>Actually, they make (for most machines) a rolled hem foot that takes
>the fabric and rolls it just before it get to the needle.
>It works great on traditional fabrics, and with some practice, I
>might be able to do it to to my satisfaction. When I tried it, the
>slick nature of the SilNylon made it difficult at best. I think
>though, with some more practice, and a larger rolled hem foot, it
>would be doable.
I just need to keep the width of the hem even with the gage on the
footplate of the sewing machine. I don't seamseal the hems, because I
want the water which *will* collect there, a wick to leave the seam.
The thread acts as that wick. On the ridgeline, I use a little silicone
sealer disolved in white gas, painted lightly on both inside and outside
with a brush. The effect is to get the threads to take up enough
silicone to be very water repellant.
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