Hemming Knit Top

A better shot of puckers in fashion fabric

Puckers on Knit hem

Puckers on Knit hem

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This post is a reminder for me and to document how I got a pucker-free hem for Simplicity 2598 View E top.

First, I used Pam’s tutorial (scroll down to 01/04/2009 entry Perfect Hems Every Time!)

I used 1 1/2 inch hem so I cut the Sulky Solvy in 1 1/2 inch rolls and fused. I practiced on a scrap of fashion fabric and I’m glad I did. The first attempt produced puckers. I tried it again using my walking foot and that worked. It’s hard to tell that there are puckers in the hem but believe me there are.

Here’s what I learned. If I want the hems on my knit garment to look great.

1. Use Sulky Solvy and Pam’s tutorial.
2. Use my walking foot

Parting Shot:

Sherried Tomato Soup and Buttermilk Cornbread

It’s very cold here in Atlanta. The forecast call for SNOW!  Dinner tonight is left over Sherried Tomato Soup and Buttermilk Cornbread (that I almost burned because I was writing this post.) Note to shelf – don’t cook and sewing at the same time.

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