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Hem Tape Hem Finish

This lesson is sewing the hem-tape hem finish. This hem finish is, without a doubt, the most popular hem finish in the fashion industry. You will learn how to sew hem tape onto the edge of a wool fabric sampler. Once you have mastered the technique, you will be able apply this knowledge to an actual… Continue reading

Hand Rolled Hem Finish

This lesson is how to sew a hand-rolled hem finish, a beautiful hem finish used on sheers, such as georgette, chiffon and on other lightweight fabrics. You will learn the tricks of the trade on how to handle the fabric and then how to meticulously roll the edge, so that you can create a slip stitch.… Continue reading

Overlock Hem Finish

This lesson will teach you how to use the overlock machine to clean finish the edge of a hem. This popular hem finish is a great choice for light to medium-weight fabrics and is ideal for wools and fabrics that have a tendency to fray. Once you have mastered the sampler, you will be ready to… Continue reading

Tailored Edge Baby Hem Finish

This lesson is the tailored edge or baby hem finish, a great choice when creating a small hem on any sheer fabric, such as organza, batiste, voile, chiffon, georgette or any soft, lightweight fabric. You will learn how to sew this hem without having to purchase a machine hemming foot, while learning tricks of the trade… Continue reading

Horsehair Hem Finish

This lesson is sewing the horsehair hem, a finish used on sheer fabrics, such as chiffon, georgette and organza. This hem finish can be used on any hem where you are looking for more structure. Horsehair comes in many sizes and colors. In this lesson, we will teach you the techniques involved in sewing ½” wide horsehair… Continue reading

Ribbon Edge Hem Finish

This lesson is the ribbon-edge hem finish, a decorative hem finish used on sheer fabrics like chiffon, georgette, voile and organza. You can choose to let the ribbon show, or hide the ribbon on the inside of the garment hem. We will teach you how to sew the ribbon onto your sampler and how to press… Continue reading

Wide Straight Grain Hem Finish

This lesson will teach you how to sew a wide straight-grain hem, a hem finish that is used on sheer fabrics such as georgette, chiffon and organza. We’ll teach you how to carefully fold the fabric and then how to create a blind stitch hem to hide your stitches for a beautiful effect. You can use this… Continue reading

Hong Kong Hem Finish

Learn how to sew a Hong Kong hem finish on a wool fabric sampler. A Hong Kong hem finish can be used on wools or any light to medium-weight fabric. You will learn the tricks of the trade when sewing a bias silk organza strip to your hem’s edge. This hem finish is truly the sign… Continue reading

Pinked & Stitched Hem Finish

The lesson is the pinked & stitched hem finish, a favorite hem choice for fabrics that don’t easily fray, such as wool gabardine, tropical worsted wool and wool flannel. We will teach you how to use a pinking shears and your sewing machine to create this quick and easy hem finish. You will also learn… Continue reading

Knit Hem Finishes

Learning which hem finishes to use for different types of knits will help you construct a professional looking knit garment. This lesson, introduces you to various machines and a variety of stitch options that you can choose from when hemming knits. For more on sewing cut & sew knits, view our lessons: Knit Seam Finishes… Continue reading