How do you prevent fabric from coming loose
Sewing cuffs with jersey fabric has numerous advantages: It looks great and the fabric is basically very easy to work with. Jersey does not fray and is relatively thin and elastic. When hemming the cutouts - whether with cuff fabric or not - it can happen that the fabric curls. You can read here how you can avoid this and which little helpers can support us!
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1. Fabric warps when sewing
One of the most common reasons for cuffs to curl is pulling when sewing on. Only the cuffs should be stretched, not the jersey. If you pull the fabric on the underside, it will curl when the cuff contracts again after sewing. The same applies to hemming with jersey material: This is pushed back by itself by the bottom feed and must not be stretched any further while sewing.
TIP: Also, make sure that the bottom fabric is not stretched by the weight of the sewing work. Sometimes it gets stuck under the presser foot and cannot be easily transported.
2. Transport foot
Many hobby sewers like to use what is known as a walking foot when hemming jersey clothing or sewing on cuffs. This ensures that both layers of fabric are transported evenly.
NOTE: Some sewing machines come with a walking foot. If this is not the case, it can be reordered for a few euros.
3. Presser foot pressure
The pressure of the presser foot can also cause the fabric to curl. The transporter can no longer push the textiles evenly and they are stretched under the presser foot. Many sewing machines no longer have this setting because they set the pressure automatically. Simply check the side of your machine to see if there is a wheel to adjust it and if necessary, loosen the pressure.
If the cuffs or hem are still a little curled after sewing, the iron will help! It is always important that the iron works with enough steam and that the fabric structure can contract again.
TIP: The fabric should also be ironed before hemming. If you use a little starch, the layers will be firm, easier to sew and the creation of waves will be counteracted.
The double-sided textile tape is a welcome helper, especially when it comes to hemming: the layers of fabric stick together and prevent the lower or upper fabric from stretching separately and creating waves.
NOTE: The textile adhesive dissolves in the washing machine and no residue remains between the fabrics.
With these Tips you are definitely on the safe side and avoid wavy cuffs and hems!
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