I don’t have a serger, but I found this beautiful peach organza .
I need a way to hem it.
Could I just hem it regularly and just snip the ends of later?

God bless you,MgJ

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    Aug 15, 2010, 08.09 AMby katexxxxxx

    I don’t know what you mean by ‘just snip the ends off later’. When not using the narrow rolled hem on the serger, I tend to either sew a narrow hem with the sewing machine or hand roll it. Here are some methods for narrow hems:

    http://www.diceyhome.free-online.co.uk/KatePages/Learning/hemming/hems_at_the_end.htm

    For sewing various types of seam in sheer fabrics:

    http://www.diceyhome.free-online.co.uk/KatePages/Learning/sheer-seams/making_seams_in_sheer_fabrics.htm

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    Dec 13, 2010, 12.52 PMby wardrobe-cat

    Maybe… If the style of garment supports it you could edge in ribbon or self fabric then press lightly and finish by hand. Hand rolling is very good too, if you have the time (which I rarely do!). If the edge is hidden, maybe a very small zig zag over a finger rolled edge. For the non-overlocking contingent (of which i am one) the best books to access are ones with pre-overlocking techniques. My most useful resources are world war 2 to 1970’s sewing books. They give a lot of very helpful tips to those of us not blessed with a reliable machine. Oh! and don’t forget to press your finished hem. Makes all the difference and can help cover up any wobbles.

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      Dec 13, 2010, 03.11 PMby katexxxxxx

      Gotta love my collection of 1920’s-50’s sewing books, and the 1970’s Reader’s Digest!

      After all, there is NO One True Path in sewing! :D

      I also love my couture sewing techniques books… And the tailoring books. Some of those techniques can be seen very clearly on garments from the 1600’s onwards.

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