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A narrow and secure finish for delicate and lightweight fabrics.
Now some machines come with special feet that do the rolling and stitching all in one step but sadly my old clunker has no such fancy appendages. I do find that having long finger nails helps, especially when hemming around a curve.

I use this method a lot when I'm working with lightweight fabrics and it's especially good for the edge of frills like the one used for the SKIMPY knickers shown.

Here's how you do it....

Posted by Pamela C. from Melbourne, Victoria, Australia • Published See Pamela C.'s 7 projects »
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  • How to sew . How To Make A Double Rolled Edge - Step 1
    Step 1

    Give the fabric a good press.

  • How to sew . How To Make A Double Rolled Edge - Step 2
    Step 2

    With the wrong side of the fabric facing up carefully turn over 3mm and stitch close to the folded edge. Make sure your stitching is straight and the same distance from the fold.

  • How to sew . How To Make A Double Rolled Edge - Step 3
    Step 3

    Trim any excess fabric taking care not to cut the fabric underneath.

  • How to sew . How To Make A Double Rolled Edge - Step 4
    Step 4

    Again with the wrong side facing up turn over another 3mm and stitch close to the folded edge.

  • How to sew . How To Make A Double Rolled Edge - Step 5
    Step 5

    One last press and you're all done.

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