Hemmed in

I’ve always been a bit scarf-wary. Not the long snuggly woolly ones (what’s not to love?) or the nice soft cotton ones (I’m ready for you, weather), but the square-silky variety loved by grandmothers worldwide.

Or so I thought, until I worked with a lady who knew how to Wear A Scarf. She looked so good that I decided I had to learn, starting with this youtube video: 25 ways to wear a scarf.

Naturally, I wanted to look like this:


There’s still some way to go, but the scarf is sorted! I spent a whopping $4.50 at Spotlight on three of their best polyester chiffons, which matured in a drawer for several weeks pending hemming.

First I considered buying a special foot for the machine. Then I considered looking up techniques on Google. In the end, I just had a play, and magically it worked. Makes up for all those zippers I’ve botched EVEN THOUGH I’VE DONE IT A THOUSAND TIMES.

First, I zig-zagged the raw edge (this adds a bit of weight to the edge, and stabilises it).


Next I rolled the edge carefully and fed it through…


And here, my friends, is a tiny hem! This one was just under 3mm, the others were even smaller.


Hooray for visits from the lucky sewing fairy!


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