Re: Darts and hems
- Wanted to pass on this site with some helpful definitions.
Doesn't help much for the difference between folded and rolled hems,
though. I guess what I've been doing could be called a double folded
hem according to this.
Folded Hem - This is the simplest type of hem, formed by folding the
raw edge over twice and sewing the folded edge down, encasing the raw
edge. For a fabric that doesn't fray easily, you can instead simply
fold the hem over once before sewing it down.
Rolled Hem - A variation of a folded hem, a rolled hem is formed by
rolling over a tiny amount of the edge of the fabric and sewing it
down. This type of hem is often used for edging very thin or sheer
- Keith wrote:
>The one drawback I've found to doing it this way is that it takes aGet a rolled-hem foot for your machine.
>while to fold and pin each time. However, since I haven't had enough
>practice yet, I doubt I could get a straight hem without pinning
>first. Any thoughts on how I could speed the process up?
- I have sometimes described it as a single fold hem with exposed fabric
edge and a rolled hem with hidden fabric edge.
> --- In email@example.com, "Jeff" <jwj32542@...> wrote:
>> Here's something that explains darts as they work on underquilts.
>> a pic of the rolled hem...I think it's the same as a folded hem.
> On second thought, I think a folded hem might just be one fold,
> whereas a rolled hem is like two folds - you roll the raw edge under
> and then sew it inside so it's not exposed. In that case, a folded
> hem could still fray until it's damaged, while a rolled hem won't fray.
> Anyone else understand it this way?
> Might have to redo that picture.