Circular Hem with Lace Binding

Circular Hem – Lace Binding

Circular Hem – Lace Binding

Learn how to sew a circular hem using lace seam binding. This technique is used on couture garments and requires skill to execute properly. We will teach you the proper hem allowance, how to sew a gathering stitch and then how to best sew your lace binding for a flat hem result. You will also learn how to shrink the fabric and turn the hem, using the appropriate hand-stitching technique.

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

Module Description Step
1 Lesson Prep 1-3
2 Make Circular Flare Pattern & Cut Fabric 1-10
3 Preparing the Pieces 1-11
4 Basting the Lace Binding 1-7
5 Sew Lace Binding 1-13
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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 strip of ½” (1.3cm) wide lace seam binding, 15” (38.1cm) long.
3 A ½ yard (45.7cm) piece of wool crepe.


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