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Should You Hem Knits With a Twin Needle or a Zigzag Stitch?

Which method is best? YOU be the judge.

Posted in: Tutorials & Techniques • May 1, 2023

There's a universal truth in sewing that will help you feel better about your skills. No matter the technique, there is more than one "right" way to do it.

That's right, you have the ultimate power to pick the way that feels best to you, no matter how anyone else might feel.

If you've followed along with our SEWdowns, you've already seen Sarai and Haley go head-to-head over sewing techniques. First, they dueled about how to press and fold bias tape. Then they had a friendly debate about how to cut bias tape.

But the SEWdown continues. It turns out that Sarai and Haley each hem their knits differently.

Sarai takes the time to thread a twin needle to mimic the professional hemming of a coverstitch machine. Haley prefers to take a shortcut and go for a strong, simple zigzag stitch.

Whose approach will reign this time?

That's up to you to decide! Vote in the comments on the YouTube video, or let us know below. And if you do this a totally different way, say it loud and proud! You might help someone find a better way to tackle this technique.

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