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scarf hemming by hand

wendylf | Posted in General Sewing Info on

Hi everyone,

I’m new to the discussion group but not new to sewing and Threads. I really love Threads!

I was introduced to sewing by my mother and grandmother and learned reluctantly. Later I taught my 3 daughters (20, 16 and 14) to sew and has each won sewing competitions in 4-H and at our State Fair, ironic isn’t it. (I only wish my foremothers could see their sewing and their creativity! 🙂 )

A friend of mine has cancer and will be taking radiation treatment and chemotherapy soon. She’s already purchaced a wig but will want to have some other scarves or soft hats. Anyway, in a copy of Threads, probably in the last year or so, there was an article about hemming scarves by hand, with a kind of ladder-type stitch. Does this sound familiar? I’ve tried to google the article and Threads, too, but haven’t had any success. If anyone could help I’d greatly appreciate it.

Thanks so much!



  1. katina | | #1


    There was a tip in November 2005, number 121, page 79, about handrolling a hem. Could this be it?


    1. wendylf | | #2

      Thanks, I'll check later today.


  2. thehat | | #3

    Hi theres a lot of nice stiches a botton hole is a very fast ,stich a running stich and harring bone  and add french Knots and very nice .

  3. Sunshine | | #4

    You are a good friend to help your friend about to go thru chemo.  While this isn't quite what you were looking for, check out Nancy Zieman's website for the Creative Kindness section. She has ideas  and directions there for making turbins and scarves for chemo patients.  I made a few headbands out of a very soft fleece for the Cancer Center at our local hospital, for them to give to patients. The directions were great and easy, and you could make several from leftover fleece pieces.  Good luck to your friend!

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    Becky-book | | #5


    look at this web site for stitch directions, it helped me!


    Hope this helps,


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