Circular Hem / Hong Kong Bound
This lesson teaches you how to create a circular hem using a technique used in the couture.
You will learn how to prepare and apply a Hong Kong hem finish, how to gather a hem edge and then bind your hem for a clean hem finish.
You will also learn the correct hand stitching technique as well as how to shrink your fabric for a perfect looking hem.
|2||Making Circular Plare Pattern & Cut Fabric||1-8|
|3||Preparing the Pieces||1-9|
|4||Basting & Sewing||1-4|
|5||Sew Bias Binding||1-11|
MODULE 1 • LESSON PREP
|1||An 11” square of oaktag paper.|
|2||A bias strip of silk charmeuse cut 1” wide x 15” long.|
|3||A ½ yard piece of wool crepe.|
MODULE 2 • MAKE CIRCULAR FLARE PATTERN & CUT FABRIC
|1||To make a circular flare pattern out of oaktag, begin by measuring over 1” from each edge and then with your quilting ruler, swing the ruler from the corner using a push pin at the 10” mark.|
|2||Place a grainline 2” away from the edge.|
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