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    I have been asked to do a pair of arm covers for the first time. How do you finish the bottoms of the covers? I am thinking of doing a double 2cm turn up, mitring the corners and hand sewing.
    Regards

    Andrea

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    I have seen several sets of these supplied by sofa manufacturers and they all seem to have machined hems......hand sewn would be nicer though.
    Louise


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    • #3
      Re: Arm Covers

      Could you line them, using the bagging out method so that there is no stitching on show? They might wear a bit better too.

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      • #4
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        I did some of these last year and did a double hem by machine, applying a gimp trim border about 1 inch inside this by machine also. They had to be machine washable as the house still has kids and dogs in it, and to be honest I didn't see the point in spending loads of time hand stitching something that would get such a lot of rough treatment on a daily basis - I had more confidence in the machine stitching lasting. I DID pay a lot of attention at getting a perfect thread match though, so it looked as good as possible.

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        • #5
          Re: Arm Covers

          Morning Bluebell,

          I always machine mine if I can. Sometimes I have trouble going over the piping at the front but the machine does get there in the end. I don't see the point in handstitching, especially when they are going to be washed and used and abused! Have had a look at many manufactuers and they are all machined too.
          Kindest Regards,
          Karen

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          • #6
            Re: Arm Covers

            Thanks for all your responses. I have decided to go with the machined hems for additional strength.
            Regards

            Andrea

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