If you've ever tried to hem stretchy fabric you might have experienced either stretched out stitches, wavy edges o r a hemline that doesn't stretch with the fabric. But you don't have to put up with those issues. Let me introduce you to my friend wooly nylon. It's a type of thread that has stretch in it and my secret for making store quality double needle hems.
- Fill the bobbin thread with wooly nylon. I wind it on the machine but I don't putt it through the tension when I am winding. I usually don't have to fiddle with it since I have it on a cone thread holder but if it acts weird I just kinda hold my hand under the thread to raise it while it's spinning. This is how I wind elastic thread for shirring too!
- Use a twin needle to sew using regular (not wooly nylon) thread.
- Marvel at your beautiful double row of stitching that magically has a little give making it the perfect knit hem without popping stitches or leaving you with a rippled effect.
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