Circular Hem / Hong Kong Bound

Circular Hem / Hong Kong Bound

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.

Once you have mastered this hem finish, try your hand at the circular hem with a seam binding and another using lace binding.

Module Description Step
1 Lesson Prep 1-3
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
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Step Description
1 For this lesson you will need to prepare: an 11” (27.9cm) square of oaktag paper.
2 A bias strip of silk charmeuse cut 1” (2.5cm) wide by 15” (38.1cm) long.
3 A ½ yard (45.7cm) piece of wool crepe.


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