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Mark even hems with string

comments (1) September 25th, 2009     

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To mark a hem without a helper, I stretch a string tautly across a doorway at the desired hem height and tack or tape it to the jamb on both sides. I then dust bath powder onto the string. With the unhemmed garment on, I brush lightly against the powdered string, which transfers a light dusting onto the garment at the correct height. I can then remove the garment and finish the hem, and it will be perfectly parallel to the floor. This works great for skirts, dresses, and coats.


—Bonnie Wheaton, Wheaton, Ill.

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Nicksnouna writes: What a great idea! I have 2 items on hangers at home waiting for someone to help me pin them up. I am going to try this tonight! Thanks!

Posted: 3:24 pm on September 30th
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