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Have you ever wondered how a tablecloth or cloth napkin is finished on the edge? There are two ways it can be done: Merrowed or Hemmed.

merrow

A merrowed edge finish is the standard finish for all table linens. A merrowed edge finish is done on a surging machine, typically with a matching thread. It can also be done with a contrasting color if preferred for a dramatic look or to match a color theme. The merrowed finish seals the edges of the fabric to prevent fraying.

hemmed edge

A hemmed edge finish gives the cloth a more formal look than the merrowed edge finish. A hemmed edge finish is when the seamstress folds over the edges of the fabric and sews the fold down like the hem on pants. It is done only on some of our cloth napkins and tablecloths.

Majestic Antique Rose

Hemmed edge finish is not available for round and oval tablecloths or more delicate fabrics. The hemmed edging on these shapes and fabrics don’t look as clean as a merrowed edge finish.

 

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