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Hem rolling despite two rows of stitching

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    I’m fairly new to sewing with knits and my machine doesn’t love them. I just finished a little School Bus T for my almost 2 year old today. I hemmed the bottom and sewed two lines of stiching, hoping to avoid a hem that flips up but to no avail.

    Any tips on what to do to fix it?

    The tee went together very well, although while I was working on it, I wasn’t sure it was going to work out. But it looks great and fits my little guy just right.

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    Often this will happen if the hem is too narrow

    Do you have enough length to do a deeper hem?

    ETA Some fabric is prone to roll. There is a neat trick where you tuck the fabric and then overlock, leaving no visible stitching. I have hunted for a tute but will keep looking.

    SOS KatyBellaBug, I think you know the one….

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    Profile photo of miss_sonjamiss_sonja @miss_sonja

    The sleeve hema are fine. I will try deeper hem on my next one. I do have a tendency toward slim hems-probably comes from being used to 1/4″ seams for quilting.

    Had to take my Pfaff in for service today so no sewing ’til Tuesday:-(

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