In lesson #4 of ‘how to sew’, we will be focusing on how to sew a basic straight hem.
We are continuing our Simple Sewing Series today by showing you how to sew a hem. If you have missed any of the other posts, make sure to check out this free course where I show you the basics of beginning to sew.
I love sewing! I started doing this series because I really want you to love sewing too. It doesn’t have to be intimidating or frustrating. Once you get a few basics down, then you can sew just about anything.
It’s amazing what you can create once you learn how to sew. Have you seen how I made a reversible apron for my mom and I, or the bench cover ? Or dress up your kids in coordinating holiday wear with a winter dress or a bow tie?
I just love what you can do with fabric. A hem is definitely something you need to learn to do so you can make your projects look beautiful and finished.
Sewing a hem may seem pretty intimidating, but it is actually really simple.
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I would recommend using a straight stitch.
I own a sewing machine super similar to this one here.
I would absolutely recommend ironing down your fabric before sewing, but it is not absolutely necessary. Ironing the fabric down is a huge help in hold the fabric down while you are sewing. Also, it helps you to line up your fabric before you sew it so that you have a straight edge. If you’re not ironing in the beginning of this st
Honestly, the best advice I have for you is to just practice sewing a hem on a little pouch like the one I have pictured, so that when you feel comfortable to sew a hem on a dress or other item, you will feel more confident. Sewing a hem is really simple once you practice a couple of times.
2. Then fold the first layer over 1/2″ and then fold over another 1/2″. If you are starting out in sewing you may find it nice to iron or pin this hem in place. This will also help keep the hem straight as you sew. If I don’t iron the hem at this step, I always iron it at the end. So either way, get your iron heated up!
I showed you how to backstitch in this tutorial
And that’s it. It really is that simple!
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