There are so many tools that sewists use on a daily basis. Whether you are cutting fabric for a pattern, making bias tape, or even adding embellishments to a finished project. “Thimble Thursday” will be a weekly installment of a sewing tool in the Laela Jeyne Pattern group on Facebook.
Today I am going to talk about something that I recently discovered. Ban-rol stabilizer used for hemming thin or slippery fabrics. This would be useful when sewing with Rayon Challis, Chiffon, or many other thin fabrics. I know that there are so many different ways to hem these types of fabrics, but this is one tool that I love.
I purchased Ban-rol stabilizer on a shop from Etsy. Just type it in the search bar, and buy about 3-5 yards.
Once you get your stabilizer, unroll it, and pull one of the thick threads out down the length of the Ban-roll.
This is where the fun comes in. Flip the ban-rol over the edge, all the way under to the wrong side of the fabric. The raw edge of the fabric will get folded under, concealing the raw edge.
Boom! Instead of spending hours saying unladylike things to my sewing machine, an entire Chiffon dress can be hemmed in minutes!