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Chris Cowell
(chris_swansea) - F

Locale: Wales
Creating an 'Edge' on nylon on 11/19/2006 10:21:54 MST Print View

Hello,
I just got my sewing machine and i am going to start with a basic nylon ground sheet.
What technique should I use to put a neat 'hem' on the edge of the fabric?
A lot of techniques described in sewing books demand 'ironing' the hem flat and then sewing, but I would imagine that nylon cannot be ironed as it would melt.
Can anyone offer any advise please?
Thanks!
Chris

Sam Haraldson
(sharalds) - MLife

Locale: Gallatin Range
Creating an 'Edge' on nylon on 11/19/2006 11:22:05 MST Print View

Rather than ironing, simply fold the edge and tape or pin it in place. Be sure to use a synthetic thread as well. In outdoor environments cotton thread - being organic - will rot away.