Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Hemming/Repairing Woven Blankets

We bought these beautiful woven throws in Morocco. Although I love the look of the existing frayed, natural edge, they were beginning to unravel which is not exactly in synch with my plans of our 2 boys having their cherished moroccan souvenir 10, 20, and even 30 years from now!

I searched the internet for how to deal with this, but came up empty-handed. I then realized the solution was actually quite a simple hem.

The original edge

Zigzag stitched along the frayed edge

Clipped the frayed edge close (but not too close!) to the newly zigzagged edge

Folded the cleaned up edge inward (about 1/4 inch)

Folded this same edge inward again to create a slightly rolled edge

Pinned the rolled edge in place

Straight stitched (by machine) as close to the inner fold as possible

The completed hem

Because of the weave you can't even see the stitching which works for me! Hopefully this makes for a more durable blanket.


  1. Good job , I think they will stay nice for a long time now. What a nice useful memento!

  2. And that's hand stitching?
    You are a genius!

    1. Oh no. Machine stitched! I added that into the post. ;)