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Hemming the trousers, leaving room for growth

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    I am finally on the home stretch of baby boy’s Christmas Art Museum ensemble. The set is made of a stretch velveteen. The lycra content seems to have stemmed the velveteen’s usual tendency to fray in big chunks, but of course it still frays a bit. Anyway, I think it is possible that these trousers will fit around the waist and hips next year too, so I want to leave a good amount (like 3″) in the hem. I plan to blind stitch the hem in place – my question is should I finish the raw edge? I was going to fold over 1/2″ and then fold up 3″, then blind stitch the folded edge. I’m just not sure whether the raw edge needs to be zigzagged or overlocked first.

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    What about a bit of bias tape on the inside so you don’t loose any length next year?

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    Great idea, Heidi!

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    I second the binding but leave a little extra seam allowance when you stitch the binding to the edge so it doesn’t fray away.

    It sounds adorable.

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