I'm rather new to drawn thread hemming, but so far when I've tried it it always seems to slant slightly. Is there a way to keep it straighter?
Fresh Press is expensive and will evaporate quickly if the bottle top is compromised. It’s Vodka and water. I researched it. Just use a bit of vinegar and water in mist bottle to accomplish same outcome.
I'm a huge fan of starch whenever my work looks a little wonky. It takes a bit of practice to get the tension right and the hem folds in the right place. There are a lot of little things that can make my hems misalign, so I practice a lot and starch liberally to imitate perfection when I need to.
Try varying which threads of the hem portion you take the stitches through--you should be able to figure out where you want them to get your bars to be more straight. You can check out the video at the HowTo page of the website or look at the various Reels I've done on Instagram.
I had the same issues and my corners felt so thick!