Hemstitching is a classic decorative detail found in finer luxury bed linens.
Hemstitching is achieved by pulling out several strands of parallel thread from the sheet, creating a small void in either the warp or weft thread.
- The remaining threads in this affected area, are then cinched up to create a small ornate decorative hole.
- At one time the cinching process was performed by hand. Today it is performed by a machine.
- Ornate designs can be made using this technique with many different types of fabrics and the hemstitching does not need to be located on the hem or flange of a fabric.
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