Friday, June 4, 2010
Oh the rolled hem edge has so many applications!
Set up the serger for a rolled hem or a picot edge - whichever you like best. You can embellish a ready to wear garment or start from scratch.
I have done both.
You can create the pintucks by placing the fabric WRONG SIDES TOGETHER and without cutting the fabric (use the knife as a seam guide)serge a straight line. Just remember that when you do create this pintuck allow for the loss of fabric within the seam. So - cut more than you need if you are starting from scratch.
If you are embellishing ready to wear - here is a hint - leave a long thread tail and add beads or buttons or charms to the end of the rolled hem.
I have seen so many tops these days where they have made these pintucks at the neckline to make the blouse flair out.
Of course as always TEST first on a scrap of fabric. When I am testing I usually make a purse, pillow cover or totebag. Cause I hate to waste my efforts especially if it turns out good.
You can test on scraps and then arrange them to make a pillow or purse by alternating the squares vertical and horizontal....