However, I have only just ventured into making clothes. I have made cusion covers, bags, rag dolls, etc... and even a ukulele case! Up until now I have avoided having to hem anything (or at least avoided doing anything that required the hem to be particularly neat or even). I am more used to sewing fabric together and folding it the right way out... and the seams are hidden.
Recently, I made my first dress! I used yellow gingham and stitched daisies around the neckline - so much fun and super cute.
The part that I found most daunting or at least that I thought I would totally mess up was the hem around the bottom edge. I don't really want to wear a dress that is totally wonky at the bottom (at least when it isn't intended to be).
Mum to the resucue!
Thankfully, I was chatting to my Mum and she told me a really easy way to do a hem and make sure that it is nice and even. So I though I would share her advice...
How to make hemming easy based upon my Mum's advice:
|Mark hemline with pins and fold|
|Press hemline |
Put a few pins in to hold hem up.
Try dress on to check that the hem is even.
|Trim excess fabric.|
|Fold rough edge under, into hemline.|
Pin fold in place.
Press hemline again.
|Sew hem in place|
There you have a neat hem!
My Mum is fantastic and I am so happy with the way that the hem (and the dress) have turned out.