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    Posted: 28 August 2015 at 9:46am
Making a trampoline for a multihul (Hobie Advendure Island).

I want a 1" folded-over-double hem on all sides.

Got plenty of basting tape, but don't know what do do next.

The problem is that the material is not amenable to folding and staying folded.

My guess is that I want to get a 1" strip of alu or steel and use that to draw a line 1" from the edge of the material.

Then I apply basting tape on the proper side of the line and fold the material over to adhere but then what?   Sew it and then fold it over again?

Seems like that will work, but I'm looking for the "Right" way to do this.

Must be a recurrent situation.   Can anybody supply a link?
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T Pins are 2″ Long and come in a Box of 364.  They are a great way to hold heavy fabric in place while patterning, cutting, and basting.  Here is a link to this item : http://www.sailrite.com/T-Pins-2-Long-Box-of-364
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If you are using a woven material, staples in a pliers type stapler might work.

An alternative to a 1"double hem reinforcement on the sides might be 1" polyester webbing on the under side. Fold the material 3/4" under and staple the material to the webbing and sew two rows of stitches from the webbing side.

Here's a photo of the underside of a toe rail cover made that way. The thread is Tenara. The roller was justed to further flatten the materials after stapling.





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Originally posted by Tejas Tejas wrote:

If you are using a woven material, staples in a pliers type stapler might work
Staples never even crossed my mind.

Could not find pliers-type, but found conventional whose reach/ergonomics were close enough.

Works well - it is sufficiently precise and it's easy to drive the staple without mis-aligning the material.

Clearly pliers-type would be better - but this is good enough.

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I think I recall that I bought the pliers-type stapler at OfficeDepot.
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