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Serge/overlock the raw edge to be hemmed.

Depending on the hem allowance you may want to calculate the amount of the hem allowance that you serge/overlock off.
Example: A common narrow hem is two 1/4" (0.635 cm) folds; if your hem allowance is 1 1/4" (3.175 cm) you would want to serge/overlock off 3/4" (1.905 cm).

I like to set my serger/overlock at its most narrow stitching width and using only three threads. Thus producing the narrowest of narrow hems.


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