Horsehair Hem Finish

Horsehair Hem Finish

Horsehair Hem Finish

This lesson is sewing the horsehair hem, a finish used on sheer fabrics, such as chiffon, georgette and organza. This hem finish can be used on any hem where you are looking for more structure. Horsehair comes in many sizes and colors. In this lesson, we will teach you the techniques involved in sewing ½” wide horsehair to your hem and how to press the hem using our tricks of the trade. Once you have mastered the technique, you will definitely be inspired to want to apply this knowledge and add horsehair to other areas of your garments, such as on collars, pockets or anywhere that you are looking for extra shape and structure.

For other sheer hem options, view our lessons:
Hand Rolled Hem Finish, Machine Foot Baby Hem, Tailored Edge Baby Hem, 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 Horsehair 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” (18cm) wide by 9” (23cm) long. Place a sticker to denote the wrong side of the fabric.

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