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Old 25th February 2011, 16:12
Starray Starray is offline
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Default rolled hem on lycra

I am making a skating dress using matt lycra. I want to make a rolled hem on the skirt with my janome mylock 744d. I can't get the stitch right. I've done a rolled hem on stretch velour and power net in the past and that worked great.
I keep fiddling with the tension but can't work out how to get the 'wrong' side of the stitches right- I've got ugly loops that shouldn't be there. The 'front' side looks fine.
I have referred to my manual and I think I've got the tensions and dials correct according to the manual but I must be doing something wrong.
I am starting to contemplate leaving the hem unsewn as the lycra won't fray.
Has anyone else had problems with rolled hems on matt lycra? Any tips greatfully appreciated.
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