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Ezy-Hem | Dritz

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  • Description

For hems 1/4 to 4 inch on a straight edge and 1/4 to 2-1/2 inch on a curved edge.

To turn and press edges on pockets, pattern alterations, belt and waistbands.

To turn and press edges before stitching patches and appliques in place.

Instructions

Use with a steam iron. Always test fabric sample for proper heat and moisture. Protect fabrics that water spot with a pressing cloth.

CAUTION: Ezy-Hem® may be hot while pressing. Attach a quilter's ruler handle to gauge for easy handling.

Press all hems from the fold up. This eliminates ridge marks on the right side of the fabric.

STRAIGHT HEMS:

  1. Turn up fabric along hemline, insert Ezy-Hem® Gauge and press.
  2. Move gauge along hemline and continue pressing.

CURVED HEMS:

  1. To ease hems, stitch 1/4 inch from raw edge, using a basting stitch.
  2. Turn up fabric along hemline, insert Ezy-Hem® Gauge. Using a pin, pull up stitches every few inches until hem lies flat; press.