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.
|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||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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