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Tip: One-Woman Hem-Marking Device

Photo: Sloan Howard

This reader-submitted tip was originally featured in Threads #122 (October/November 2005).

To mark a hem without a helper, I stretch a string tautly across a doorway at the desired hem height and tack or tape it to the jamb on both sides. I then dust bath powder onto the string. With the unhemmed garment on, I brush lightly against the powdered string, which transfers a light dusting onto the garment at the correct height. I can then remove the garment and finish the hem, and it will be perfectly parallel to the floor. This works great for skirts, dresses, and coats.

-- Bonnie Wheaton


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