- Nov 9, 2019 at 3:49 am #3617862
Phong DBPL Member
So I may try to make this idea below:
The problem is, I’ve never sewn anything circular like the big hole in the bivy. Would you recommend just doing a rolled hem? My thoughts are, roll a few curved inches, sew, then repeat until I’m done with the curve?
I am also considering adding a little strength/weight to the edges of the hole. The reason being, I’d like to stiffen up the hole a little bit at the minor penalty of a little extra weight. My thoughts are that if the hole is small enough and the edges are stiff enough, the hole should hold its shape over my quilt and not droop out of form (other wise I might be forced to add some fastener which I dont want to do). I was thinking of trimming the edge of the hole with double folded bias binding, but I admit I don’t know enough about sewing to say if this is a good idea. Would using binding be harder then a rolled hem?
Let me know what you think.
Thanks.Nov 9, 2019 at 5:39 am #3617867
Paul McLaughlinBPL Member
Just rolling the hem is goig to get bunchy unless your fabric is pretty strectchy, since folding it back means trying to make a smaller circle match up to a larger one. I suggest bias tape binding on the edge, or a stretchy binding- though with the stretchy stuff it`s tricky to avoid stretching it as you go.
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