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Knit Hem Finishes

Knit Hem Finishes

Learning which hem finishes to use for different types of knits will help you construct a professional looking knit garment. This lesson introduces you to various machines and a variety of stitch options that you can choose from when hemming knits.

Module Description Step
1 Overlock with Catchstitch Hem 1-13
2 2 Needle Coverstitch Hem 1-8
3 3 Needle Coverstitch Hem 1-6
4 Chainstitch Hem 1-6
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MODULE 1 • Overlock with Catchstitch Hem

Step Description
1A For this lesson we have prepared a piece of wool Ponte di Roma measuring 10” (25.4cm) in the width grain x 8” (20.32cm) in the length grain. You could also use a double knit or other medium weight knit fabric.
1B On the wrong side of the fabric piece, measure up 1 ½” (cm) from the width edge and mark your hem fold with tailor’s chalk.
2A For this lesson we are using the Brother 3034D Lock Overlock Machine set to overlock, with 2 threaded needles.

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