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Repairing a frayed seam?

I have a nice twead suit skirt. All the seams are coming apart and there is a lot of fraying involved. How can this be repaired without it ending up a different size altogether?



Linda Peterman
January 2011

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the first thing to do is get some iron on hem tape that should stop the fraying, then you need to sew the hem up using a running stitch. But remember to do it so the stiches can't be seen from the outsie of the garment

sally
June 2011

Hello Linda,
To stabilize the fabric, you could try a lightweight iron-on Vilene cut a bit wider than the seam allowance. After you have ironed it along the length of the seams, stitch along the edge either with a straight stitch or zig-zag to give it extra stability before you restitch the seams.
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Sue
January 2011

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