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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 slipstitch. 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 mount of tension on the thread for slipstitching.

To learn other sheer hem finishes view our Sheer Hem Finishes compilation lesson. And to learn about sheer seams try our Sheer Seams compilation lesson.

Module Description Step
1 Lesson Prep 1-1
2 Hand Rolled Hem 1-4
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Step Description
1 For this lesson you will need to prepare: one piece of silk chiffon fabric measuring 7” (18cm) wide by 9” (23cm) long. Place a sticker to denote the wrong side of the fabric.


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