By Nicole Vasbinder
Many times a pattern will simply tell you to hem a garment and not go into much detail. Or maybe they only give you one option and you would like to try something new. There are lots of different ways to finish hems on skirts, pants, dresses, necklines, and sleeves, and I’m going to explain my favorite methods that I use daily. Some are really simple and some are a bit more complicated.
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  • Cathe Holden

    This tut ROCKS!! Thank you so much for the great article, Nicole. Awesome and clear photos. I’m no longer afraid of attempting non-standard hems! I have learned SO much about sewing from you.

  • Cathe Holden

    This tut ROCKS!! Thank you so much for the great article, Nicole. Awesome and clear photos. I’m no longer afraid of attempting non-standard hems! I have learned SO much about sewing from you.

  • Oceaneer99

    Thank you for a very nice how-to! I do have one question, though: why do some hems fold up in the wash? I always find this annoying, having to press them back with a iron, but I’ve noticed that not all hems do that. I just haven’t been able to figure out what was different in my sewing between the two.

  • HoneyWorks

    Link is broken :(

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