Wide Straight-grain Hem Finish

Wide Straight Grain Hem Finish

Wide Straight Grain Hem Finish

This lesson will teach you how to sew a wide straight-grain hem, a hem finish that is used on sheer fabrics such as georgette, chiffon and organza. We’ll teach you how to carefully fold the fabric and then how to create a blind stitch hem to hide your stitches for a beautiful effect. You can use this hem finish on sleeves, pockets, dresses, skirts and pants, or wherever you have an area that is cut on straight grain. Learn how the pros do it and once you’ve mastered this sampler you will be ready to try it on an actual garment.

For other sheer hem options, view our lessons: Hand Rolled Hem Finish, Machine Foot Baby Hem, Tailored Edge Baby Hem, Horsehair Hem Finish and Ribbon Edge 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 Wide Straight-grain Hem 1-5
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Step Description
1 For this lesson, prepare one piece of silk chiffon fabric that measures 7″ (17.8cm) wide by 17” (43.2cm) long. Place a sticker to denote the wrong side of the fabric.

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