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Be Jealous Womens Curved Hem Turn Up Sleeve Jersey T-Shirt

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When a straight hem just won’t do, a curved hem can turn a plain skirt or a dress into a work of art! Learning how to make a curved hem comes in very handy, especially when making dresses or circle skirts. Here is an easy method that will give you a smooth, neat finish on any round hem. Curved Hem

Narrow zig-zag hem, similar to serging. You fold once and use very close zig-zag stitches (buttonhole kind of stitch) to cover the fold. Excess fabric is trimmed out. This is best for sheer fabrics like chiffon, organza or silk; But no matter what fabric or design you use you have to finish the hem beautifully. A well-finished hem is a very important sewing operation and adds a professional touch to any garment.

Curved Hem

The problem with this type of curved hem is that the hem size at the edge is larger (or we can say also longer, wider) than the size of the hem on the fold (an actual hemline). And because of this, we will have to deal somehow with this fabric surplus – we will have to make it smaller for the hem to look nice. Save You can always sew the curved hem on knits by hand ( invisible stitches). But in this case, fold the hem in 1 cm, baste, press, and then fold it again (2 -3 cm), baste, press and sew. Use thin but strong thread, like Eloflex, or silk thread. First – stitch the bias strip (which is not folded yet) to the curved hem (about 5 mm seam allowance) trying to sew very precisely. Turn the bias strip over the edge of the hem, fold it and sew by hand or by your sewing machine. I’ve used this method for curved hem when I made a circle skirt for my daughter and I really loved the finished look, even though I admit, I was a bit sloppy; I could’ve used paying a little more attention on details and sewing more accurately. I thought I should make a separate article on how to hem a curve, for ease of reference. There are many methods of finishing a curved hem:

Make a regular straight stitch (2mm length and tension at 0 or close to 0 ) about 1 cm from the edge. If you are making them for a circle skirt you will see that in some places the fabric will be a little gathered and in other places the fabric will be a little stretched after you made that stitch. Try to evenly distribute the fabric so that it will be no gathering and stretching, make it as flat as possible, and press.

Remember, that often we don’t want any stitches showing through to the right side of the garment. And also make sure no folds or ridges from gathering the fabric are visible from the right side of the garment. Special “ invisible” stitch of your sewing machine (using a special presser foot – a blind stitch foot) For the regular sewing machine hem, you still need a bit of patience while folding and ironing, but the satisfaction will be worth it! Other sewing tips you will love: Straight stitch your sewing machine with a stitch length of 2-3 mm for lightweight fabric and 3-4 m for heavier fabric.

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