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Folded Hem

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  • BW Forum Team

    Hi Susan, 

    I think the issue may be that the internal line and the pattern edge are different lengths. This would create the ruffling effect on the hem.
     
    Having said that, using Force Mutliplier  would definitely be the best option for overall hem stiffening
     
     
    Hope this helps, 
    Zisie 
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  • Stephanie Ikiriko

    Zisie,

    Would there be another method to apply a coverstitch hem like this? Where the pattern piece obviously with a coverstitch, the fabric folds under? Is there another technique to create such a hem without having to lengthen the pattern and then fold under?

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  • BW Forum Team

    Hi Stephanie, 

    To create a fold back hem, adding the seam allowance to the pattern would be required. If the goal is to stiffen the fabric along the edge, I would recommend using force multiplier. This function is used to add the “amount” of layers on the edge and the “depth” into the pattern that it extends.

    To add force multiplier, select the edge where you want it applied. On the right side context view, find the edge properties and check “force multiplier”.

    Hope this helps, 

    Zisie 

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  • Susan Gordon

     A folded hem is a basic construction, it takes a few steps to improve hem finish, is it possible within the software to make a folded hem (one-step) as when joining seams with the stitch tool? 

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  • Susan Gordon

    Stephanie,

    You could create a hem without adding length to pattern by creating a separate facing pattern piece. You can use the rectangle tool and make width of rectangle the same length as bottom edge of pattern pieces for front & back and make the height of rectangle the height of the hem you want; Then create internal lines using the "clone by offset" and enter the distance from edge as the height you want the hem to be then stitch facing pattern to the internal line you created for hem and to bottom edge.  This is also many steps that is why I inquired if there could be a one-step solution for this basic construction.  Great program so much to master but I think it will be worth it in the long run

    Susan

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  • Stephanie Ikiriko

    I agree.

    Thanks all.

     

    ~Steph.

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