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Top/bottom problem

Posted by arizonarose (My Page) on
Sun, Feb 15, 09 at 15:22

I posted this in the sewing forum, but I don't know how active it is over there so I thought I put it here too as there are some very knowledgable folks here.

First off, I can't sew a stitch and don't have a sewing machine. That said, my problem is with a top I just purchased. It's very nice except the bottom of it is rolling up if you know what I mean. It's cut on the salvage of the fabric ( no hem ) and it rolls up all the way around when I wear it.
Does anyone have any ideas how to fix this? I thought maybe some sort of iron on bias tape? The bad thing is, I bought TWO of these ( in different colors ) because I thought they were so cute and on clearance. Now I see why they were on!

Recently I hemmed a pair of jeans with that iron on hem stuff and when I washed them part of it came off and just left a sticky mess on the denim. Those jeans are pretty much ruined because I cut them off.

Hope to hear from someone as to what I can do to fix these tops.


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RE: Top/bottom problem

I take it that this is some sort of knit fabric?

Ironing on bias tape is likely to cause the fabric to roll and expose the tape.

Have you tried a steam iron? And are you ready to iron it flat after every wash?

Honestly, there is probably nothing you can do to fix it.

RE: Top/bottom problem

Ironing is right up there with sewing on my list of things I don't do. Someone in the sewing forums has given me some solutions I'm going to try.

Thanks for the reply. If nothing works I'll just wear these tops with the jeans that I ruined..:-)

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