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Circular Hem / Seam Binding

Circular Hem / Seam Binding

Learn a very special technique that is used in the couture when hemming a circular hem.

We will teach you the proper hem allowance, how to sew a gathering stitch and then how to best sew your seam binding for a flat hem look.

We will also teach you 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 Hong Kong hem finish and the Circular Hem with a Lace Binding.

Module Description Step
1 Lesson Prep 1-3
2 Circular Flare Pattern & Cut Fabric 1-8
3 Preparing the Pieces 1-10
4 Basting the Seam Binding 1-6
5 Sew Seam Binding 1-8
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Step Description
1 An 11” square of oaktag paper.
2 A strip of ½” wide seam binding 15” long.
3 A ½ yard piece of wool crepe.


Step Description
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.
3 Cut out the pattern.


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