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    Posted: 24 May 2014 at 4:10am
I bought this 3/4" dbl fold hemmer on Ebay for $7.50 and 100' of 3/16 cotton clothes line at Harbor Freight for $3. I used 2" wide strips cut from 60" wide material (40') 1 3/4" will work fine too. Sew them together to get a single strip. Mount and adjust the hemmer so there is a gap at the right of the foot about the same thickness as the piping cord you use. See pics. The edge pic shows two loops at the center of the hemmer. The right loop is just for support. Push the cord thru that loop. Feed the strip in so it wraps around to the second bend. The bend that would make the dbl fold but not far enough to really create the second fold. Put the cording between your legs on the floor. Sew guiding the material with the cord over your thumb on the same hand. In just a couple feet you'll have it down. You can go at full speed. The cord goes outside the right side of the foot thru the gap you left for it when you mounted the hemmer. Leaving the stitches just the right distance from the cording to easily hide them on the finished product. 40' of cord at full LS-1 speed = 5min.
 
50' 1955 Sedan Cruiser "Nootka"
Built by Vic Frank boat works
Seattle WA
twin 331ci Imperial Hemi
Alaskan Yellow cedar hull
with Mahogany Interior
still needing more cosmetic restoration
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