Hemming The curved Hem – Tutorial


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Today we are going to hem the curved hem of our newly updated Nilah Flutter Top & Dress (Dutch version or English version).

How beautiful is that hem detail?

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Hemming The curved Hem – Tutorial

We will be using the double turn under hem method. How does this work? With dress wrong side out, we will first press the hem towards the wrong side 1/4” (0.635 cm) all the way around. Then, we will press 3/8” (1 cm) all the way around. We will then topstitch with a twin needle. Simple as that. Are you ready?

We will need:

  • Lots of pins
  • Serger/ sewing machine
  • Sewing gauge
  • Pencil or fabric marker
  • Twin needle
  • Scissor

Let’s begin.

Step 1:  Serge the bottom of front and back skirt. Be sure not to cut any off. Use this as the 1/4” (0.635 cm) guide for turning and pin.

Note: If you do not have a serger, stay tape is known to work perfectly!

Hemming curve tutorial

Step 2: Start in the middle of each of the front and back skirt and work your way up toward the curve/side edge.  Pin the hem as you go. This especially helps with the curve.  When you get to the curved edge, the hem will not be exactly folded 1/4” (0.635 cm). It will be smaller. The knit fabric should stretch as you turn the hem

around the curve to lay flat.

Hemming curve tutorial

Step 3: Go back again and fold 3/8” (1 cm) and pin. Again, when you get to the curved edge, the hem will not be exactly folded 3/8” (1 cm). It will be smaller.

Pin, pin, pin….and go SLOW!

Hemming curve tutorial

Step 4: Topstitch with twin needles and PRESS.

Hemming curve tutorial

There you have it!

Hemming curve tutorial

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Happy Sewing xxx.

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