Horsehair Hem Finish - University of Fashion

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.

View our other sheer hem finish lessons to learn more about working with sheers.

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

Step Description
1 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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