Hemming skirts

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Hemming skirts

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After trying to use 2 difference old sewing machines I went out an bought a new sewing machine and put a 1 in hem in 2 denim skirts, now I can add this to the many hobbies I have.
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Hemming is much more resourceful than hawing about the task !

The new sewing machines now do twice the stitching than the ole ones.
A serger even does more finishing and trimming the hem all at once.

Congrats on making the next step to your sewing activities !
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Re: Hemming skirts

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It's hard to fine a skirt that is the right length for me, that would be between 18 1/2 to 20 inches
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Bikerkilt wrote:
Sun Apr 04, 2021 9:33 pm
It's hard to fine a skirt that is the right length for me, that would be between 18 1/2 to 20 inches
That's an awfully limiting range. Offhand, I'd suggest getting out of your usual "comfort zone" to see what else might work or tickle your fancy.
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Yes a new sewing machine would be handy, I have numerous old ones including heavy duty items but none that can do a stitch suitable for stretchy materials.
I also have a limited range in skirt lengths and have tried to get out of (or expand) my comfort zone at times (going longer) but oddly enough it did not look or feel right for me.
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Yes Carl in do have skirts that's longer that I wear in the late fall, winter and early spring. I wear angle length for then and the shorter one's are for summer. I'm 71 years young and am quite active around the 18 acres that I live on with taking care of cows, chickens, fruit trees, nut trees and vegetable garden plus I do contract welding for a large aggregate company ( in jeans and long sleeve shirt).
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Bikerkilt wrote:
Mon Apr 05, 2021 7:22 pm
Yes Carl in do have skirts that's longer that I wear in the late fall, winter and early spring. I wear angle length for then and the shorter one's are for summer.
Big thumbs-up on that count! Perfect.
[...] plus I do contract welding for a large aggregate company ( in jeans and long sleeve shirt).
Most wise. UV burns and thermal burns suck..
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