How beautiful is that hem detail?
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
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!
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.
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!
Step 4: Topstitch with twin needles and PRESS.
There you have it!
Happy Sewing xxx.