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How to get smooth seams on sheer curtain

ggggg | Posted in General Sewing Info on

I have been sewing sheer drapes for my living room.  Upon hanging, I see that the edges which I have turned in 1 inch twice, are shorter than the length of the fabric.  What am I doing wrong?

Please help with any suggestions on how to cure this problem.  Thank you in advance.

ggggg

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  1. roone | | #1

    Hi, in reply to your sheer hanging question off the top of my head the first thing I thought of was whether or not you cut off the selvedge? This may seem silly however as sheers are woven and rolled onto the bolt the needles holding the fibres are holding the inbetween fibres tighter together. The thread count is the same but if they are more compact they will measure shorter and cause the dip in hanging. Another question would be is it possible that as you rolled and pressed the one inch could you have pulled it slightly forcing it to be off grain and therefore dip. One thing I have found that works when working with sheers or other slippery fabrics is to use temporary fabric spray adhesive 505. Fabric slips less. Just my thoughts Karen

  2. mem1 | | #2

    I answered this yesterday but it must have got lost in the ether!

    I have had this experienc too and the solution is to use a walking foot and to make sure that you cut off the selvage . Also press well in between folds and use pins to stabilize as you go along I generally run over the pins but I read in this issue that this is very evil so maybe Iwont next time.

    The walking foot is the most important help tough as you wont get the slippery layers moving on each other.

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