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    1/2" hem

    Why do people use the 1/2" rolled hem on the side of their hammocks? Is it because of the selvage edge?

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    Clean up the selvage and add durability.

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    You don't have to. I trimmed the selvedge off of this one and used my narrow rolled hem presser foot...mainly because I wanted to see if I could stay sane while using that presser foot.

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    So Banjoman- are you still sane?

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    Quote Originally Posted by slugbait View Post
    So Banjoman- are you still sane?
    Well, that may not be a question for me to answer , but I was successful using the presser foot. The hardest part, for me at least, was getting the fabric started feeding correctly. Once that was accomplished, it went fairly smoothly as long as I went slow.

    Another question might be, "Would I do this small hem again on a hammock?". I'd say probably not. 1) It wouldn't be as good for attaching a zipper/knotty mod/hooks/rings/etc. 2) It wasn't really worth the trouble.

    Now that I think more about it, another major reason I put this small hem on this particular hammock was that I bought some RBTR 1.0 robic XL wide fabric and I wanted to stay as wide as I possibly could just for the heck of it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Banjoman View Post
    You don't have to. I trimmed the selvedge off of this one and used my narrow rolled hem presser foot...mainly because I wanted to see if I could stay sane while using that presser foot.

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    Nice job with the hemmer foot. I've done a set of doors and a Grizz Beak using the foot, but it was in heavier material. I gave up on it for 1.1.

    I just ordered a set of hemmer attachments that work so much better than the hemmer foot.
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