curling edges on knits
I bought a cotton knit to make a dress and prewashed the fabric. The edges (selvage) now curl, in spite of careful ironing, so I am reluctant to start cutting this garment. Is this fixable or should I just discard the fabric?
Another question on knits. I often must shorten knit shirts and have done that by hand to avoid overstretching with the machine. I don’t have a double-needle. Any suggestions for both a straight hem and a curved hem?
Spray the edges with starch or Best Press and then press - don't iron back and forth, just press down. You can hem knit shirts with a small zig-zag stitch or a stretch stitch (if you have one) on your sewing machine. It won't look like a cover stitch but it won't "pop" when it gets stretched. Reinforce the hem with a fusible knit interfacing first.