Category Archives: Hems

Basic Hems (Part Four)

The Twin Needle Hem on Knits You can sew knit garments with a regular needle on a sewing machine, and from the outside they will look just the same as if you sewed them on a serger except for one … Continue reading

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Basic Hems (Part Three) Narrow Rolled Hems

The Narrow Rolled Hem on a Sewing Machine   This is the task that gets a lot of seamstresses off to the serger store, but there are times when a serged narrow rolled hem just doesn’t cut it. So to … Continue reading

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Basic Hems (Part Two) Shell Stitched Hems

The Shell Stitch Hem I learned how to do a shell stitch hem in a silk lingerie class. If you’ve never treated yourself to a silk slip or nightie, put it on your to do list. Nothing feels sexier than … Continue reading

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Basic Hems (Part One) Blindstitched Hems

There is nothing that’s screams “homemade” quite like a bad hem. Even a well-executed hem can ruin a garment if you don’t choose the right style for the fabric and garment. One of my neighbors went to K-mart and bought … Continue reading

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