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Curly Hem with Fishing Line

Curly HemWant to give the hemline of your garment an extra boost?  A curly hem with fishing line will give your hemline body and bounce.  This decorative look doesn't need to be relegated just to costumes.  It's amazing how much fun you can have with garment creation, using regular, old fishing line.   This technique works best for really lightweight fabrics, such as sheers like organza or chiffon.  I tend to find that organza is a little easier to work with than chiffon, as it doesn't slip around as much, but you can create some really lovely looks with different fabric.  In this demonstration, I show you techniques that work best for me in order to get a really great looking curly hem.  If you learn some really great tips, not covered in our lesson, please share them below.

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5 thoughts on “Curly Hem with Fishing Line

  1. ProfessorPincushion

    I don’t think water is going to effect the fishing line too much but heat from the dryer definitely will. I would hand wash and let it air dry.

  2. ProfessorPincushion

    I don’t really notice the fishing line moving inside the casing, it’s pretty snug. I would bring the two ends together, best you can, and maybe do your zig zag stitch over that area a couple of times, just to really secure it.

  3. darscell

    hi i love the video but when u finish doing this hem finish does the fishing line stayin place when the two ends meet and the end ?

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