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113. To Prevent Ripping

When hemming table cloths, sheets, etc., on the
machine, try the following plan: Sew the hem as you always do, but when

you come to the end, instead of leaving a long thread to tie it, to keep

from ripping, simply lift the presser-foot, turn the goods around, place

the presser-foot down again and sew back over the same seam again, and sew

about half an inch more. It makes a neat finish and no danger of the hem

ever fraying out.