Sewing Tip: Stabilizing Hems

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Sewing Tip: Stabilizing Hems


Whether it’s interfacing, clear elastic, or something more specific to the fabric that you’re using, knowing how and when to properly reinforce necklines, armholes, and other openings can make a HUGE difference in the look of your finished garment. Need to learn the ins and outs? Check out this fantastic guide to stabilizing hems from the sewing magicians over at The Coletterie!


Save yourself from drooping necklines and misshapen shirts—especially if you’re sewing with sheer or slippery fabrics.

Click here to make sure those pesky hems behave!

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Haley Pierson-Cox from Red-Handled Scissors is a maker of crafts, a lover of cats, an avid swearing enthusiast, a cross-stitch book author, and a general purveyor of quirk. She's also sometimes an irritable cartoon named Tiny Cranky Haley.

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