Saturday, December 12, 2009

Rolled Hem Tutorial

~Rolled Hems~
Three Easy Methods

1- Serger or Overlock Machine- These machines automatically trim, roll, and stitch your hem in one quick step. Follow the instructions for your specific machine.

2- Sewing Machine Rolled Hem Foot-
This foot is built to roll the fabric edge into a tube right before it is stitched. There is a great video tutorial by Singer.

3- Making a Rolled Hem with your regular Presser Foot -

A- First, fold the edge of your fabric 1/4" to the wrong side. Press it as you go

B- Fold the edge up another 1/4", so that your edge is encased. Press it as you go.

C- Now you can choose what kind of stitch you would like to finish the edge with

* A straight Stitch gives you a more crisp and tailored look.

* A zigzag gives you a fun, ruffled kind of look.

* Be daring and try one of your machines decorative stitches in a contrasting thread!

Helpful links- Crafstylish, Hand rolled hem, Vintage sewing info


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  2. You rock! Thanks for the tips on rolling a hem with a regular machine!


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