Hand-rolled Hem Finish

Hand Rolled Hem Finish

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. This hem is definitely labor intensive but has all of the caché necessary for a couture garment. By practicing this sampler, you will quickly learn how to use your fingers to curl the fabric edge and then how to get the right amount of tension on the thread for slip-stitching.

For other sheer hem options, view our lessons: Machine Foot Baby Hem, Tailored Edge Baby Hem, Horsehair Hem Finish, Ribbon Edge Hem Finish and Wide Straight Grain Hem Finish.

For sheer seam options, view our lessons: Single Edge Seam Finish, Double Stitched Seam Finish, Mock French Seam Finish and French Seam Finish.

Module Description Step
1 Lesson Prep 1-1
2 Hand-rolled Hem 1-4
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MODULE 1 • LESSON PREP

Step Description
1 For this lesson you will need to prepare: one piece of silk chiffon fabric measuring 7” (17.8cm) wide by 9” (22.9cm) long. Place a sticker to denote the wrong side of the fabric.

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