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Beginner’s Guide to Sewing (Ep 6): Hems

written by Sarah

Old school seamstresses say you can tell the quality of a garment and its maker by inspecting the hem. Clearly, this is some important stuff. Originally, we wanted to introduce hems and elastic in together, but decided each subject needed its own video.

In Episode 6, we’re going to bombard you with information. You learn all about the most basic hems, as well as a few tips for sewing knit hems. I prefer to mark my hems with a basting stitch, which is the method I use in the video. However, feel free to use a traditional marking tool.

If you want to skip around, simply fast forward to these time markers:
1:10 Double Fold Hem
2:47 Blind Hem
4:53 Single Fold Hem with Edge Finishing
5:26 Hemming Knits
6:37 Narrow Hem
6:44 Picot Hem
6:53 Faced Hem
6:58 Lace Hem
7:01 Bound Hem

Extra Videos:
Blind Hem Foot: https://bit.ly/1ngVriD
Binder Foot: https://bit.ly/1svnHjo
Picot Foot: https://bit.ly/1nR7Nx3
Hemmer Foot: https://bit.ly/1mZzjaJ

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Diane October 21, 2017 at 11:25 pm

Thank you just discovered these lessons I’m 67 and just learning home sewing …..bought a used emerald Viking and need these free lessons that I can replay over and over.

Sarah October 23, 2017 at 3:17 pm

Hi, Diane! I hope they help!

Thea February 18, 2015 at 8:11 am

Excellent video! Is there a way to hem a knit with the serger without using the knife? I think it’s called “flat lock” or “cover stitch” . Do you have a video for that? I have a 2-thread serger built into my NewHome machine. Thanks!

Sarah February 18, 2015 at 2:01 pm

Hi! Yup, you can definitely do a 2 thread flatlock. We have a video showing how here: https://www.sewingpartsonline.com/blog/flatlocking-serger-overlock-machine/

Ainslee Grace December 14, 2014 at 7:51 am

Great videos! Thanks for taking the time to create and post. I love the fact you put the time markers. You have a great way of presenting what needs to be done and how to do it. Love that you get right to the point and don’t have a lot of chit-chat going on. 🙂 Thx again!

Sarah December 15, 2014 at 10:42 am

Our pleasure! I’m glad you enjoy them!!


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