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Your finished baby hem! No curling, stretching, warping, fraying, or uneven widths - and impossibly narrow!

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    Aug 1, 2017, 01.43 PMby jjges

    Isn’t 1/2 inch a little too far back from the edge or does the ban roll take it all up when you flip it over? Thanks

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    Aug 31, 2015, 09.21 PMby lisalynn61

    surprised the web site of a big company is so difficult to use.. SO many ads .. terrible.

    it shouldn’t have to RELOAD for every step in a picture tutorial.. horrible page.. waste of time..

    hope u make some much needed upgrades..

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    Aug 22, 2014, 11.17 AMby Linda12

    Does anyone know how to use ban roll on a curve?

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    Dec 23, 2013, 08.03 AMby jhemm

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    May 30, 2013, 04.29 AMby Missi3atman

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    May 10, 2013, 02.22 AMby nmusshorn

    After reading everyone’s comments I wanted to tackle my project right away. I couldn’t find original Ban Rol in my area but gave 14 mesh cotton needlepoint a try. I cut it into 3 inch strips and removed 1 thread. It worked GREAT! I would like the Ban Rol only because the strips were about 24" long and required me to piece it along the hem. Also, I didn’t need to pin “my” Ban Rol 1/2 away from edge of chiffon, perhaps only 1/8 to 1/4 inch at the most to account for areas with a bit of fray. Mostly, I aligned the edges flush.

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    Apr 14, 2013, 11.20 PMby carsons23

    I agree the pics should have been correct but the technique is nothing short of genius.

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    Jan 8, 2013, 07.53 PMby summerset

    I’m surprised that a big name in sewing like Burda would have such an unclear tutorial. Incorrect pictures and no explanation of what a “ban roll” is.

    When you’ve got to try to piece together information from what the commenters are saying, the article is not well done.

    Let’s bring it up a few notches, Burda.

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    Jul 14, 2012, 02.42 PMby jessiegirl

    this seems awesome! and i totally want to try it … but the incorrect pictures are a tad confusing… could you possibly replace them with correct pictures?

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    Jul 11, 2012, 05.13 AMby Sarah Henry Bond

    I love the final product, but I’m confused by the ‘incorrect’ photos…I can’t tell where the edge of the fabric should be.

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    Jun 15, 2012, 07.47 PMby dioncampbell

    This is magical!!! Thank you so much!

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    Nov 9, 2011, 04.41 PMby Tracey McGowan Wirth

    Wow thank you! Maybe I don’t have to limit myself to mostly cotton fabrics from now on!!!!

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    Nov 4, 2011, 11.20 PMby Janet Schen

    I wish the proper photos were here since they would work for doll clothes.

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    Oct 5, 2011, 10.33 PMby cur-jargon

    this is awesome! Thanks.

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    Oct 5, 2011, 09.05 PMby giffengood

    thanks so much!

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    Oct 5, 2011, 05.08 PMby purplejb99

    Ingenious! I LOVE chiffon but hate hemming the stuff, so I think I’ll be using this a lot. Gotta get me some ban roll right away!! Thanks so much!

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    Oct 5, 2011, 01.47 PMby misstessamelissa

    Mind = Blown! Thank you so much! This was one of those things I would avoid doing on a garment like it was the plague. Now I’m excited to try it.

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    Oct 5, 2011, 09.13 AMby blueshoegal

    Know anywhere you can get it in the UK?

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    Oct 5, 2011, 07.43 AMby cikk

    Wow. what an amazing technique. Thanks so much for sharing. I hope I can find this stuff in the shops or if not on line…

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    Oct 5, 2011, 03.52 AMby akmforbes

    I had to try this right away after reading it. It worked great! Thank you for sharing it.

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    Oct 5, 2011, 03.45 AMby momof11

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      Feb 3, 2013, 10.22 PMby summerset

      This is not the same thing… look at the closeup pic of the product compared to the one in this post.

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    Oct 5, 2011, 03.40 AMby spots

    This looks really clever – why didn’t I think of trying this, like, years ago!!! I will have to try it out; hoping I can find the right ban roll. Should I be able to get it at Spotlight?

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      Dec 10, 2011, 04.06 AMby annecasey

      If not, Clegs in Elizabeth Street should definitely have it.

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    Oct 4, 2011, 10.53 PMby bettysparkles

    Great for perfectionists! I never would have thought of this myself so thanks for sharing this very clever technique.

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    Oct 4, 2011, 10.15 PMby olg

    this is just perrrfect, thank you so much. Just have to find out what this stuff is called in Dutch. Haven’t seen it around, but then again, never new I had to look for it :)

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    Oct 4, 2011, 09.47 PMby lisashep

    Very cool, thanks!

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    Oct 4, 2011, 09.07 PMby nellou

    Can you please tell me what stitch length you used? It looks like it was perfect for not having the needle connect with the legs of the comb.

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      Oct 6, 2011, 06.19 AMby whiteelephant

      I was wondering the same thing—any info would be greatly appreciated!

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    Oct 4, 2011, 08.33 PMby kimberlyferencz

    thank you for this tutorial. it is going to be life changing sewing all those hems in silk chiffon!

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    Oct 4, 2011, 08.10 PMby patache

    Outstanding demo and a great way to make those tiny, tiny hems! Thank you so much for sharing.

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    Oct 4, 2011, 07.31 PMby threadsquare

    This is incredible! I will definitely be using this technique on my next chiffon blouse. Thanks so much for sharing :)

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    Oct 4, 2011, 07.17 PMby Lynda Swink

    This is fabulous! So much better than handkerchief rolling and sewing the edges. Now all I need is a source for the band roll material. Thanks! Lynda

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