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2021/08/06

Hemming a dress is the final touch needed to complete the skirt and gives a distinct finished edge. The word hem, dating back in history means to give something a border, to hold in, fold or tidy up. Nowadays, with modern sewing technology, a hem is responsible for finishing off part of a garment with a neat border or turned up edge. If you are making a dress, the last part of the project is sewing the skirt with a hem.

HEMMING A DRESS TUTORIAL

Functional, decorative, short, long, or even scalloped, the hem is open to many different variations. As a general rule, always complete the garment before finishing the hem. The exception to the rule is finishing hems with pleats or ruffles.

SUPPLIES FOR HEMMING A DRESS

Measuring Tape or Ruler

Pins

Tailor's Chalk

Scissors

Sewing Machine or Hand Sewing Needles and Thread

HEMMING A DRESS - BASIC HEM TECHNIQUE

STEP 1 - MEASURING AND CUTTING

The hem is usually the finishing stage of the dress. Let the dress hang overnight to allow any stretch or fullness to drop before trimming and sewing the hem.

MEASURE - Start by trying on the dress and deciding on the correct length of the skirt. Every dress and every body type is different and therefore there is no hard and fast rule here for how where the skirt should end. Consider what is flattering for your body and what makes you feel comfortable.

ADD SEAM ALLOWANCE - Add at least 1 to 2 inches (2 to 5 cms) of fabric below the desired hem length for the hem seam allowance. For hemming a dress that is straight across, I usually add a 1-inch (2.5cm) seam allowance. This allows for a double-fold hem of ¼ inch + ¾ inch (6mm and 2cm).

CUTTING - Cut all the hem allowance line with a sharp pair of scissors making sure you are cutting straight.

STEP 2 - PRESS THE HEM

When you are happy with the hem length, remove the dress and turn it inside out ready to start pressing and sewing the hem.

PRESS OVER TWICE - You will want to turn the raw edge of the hem over twice to create a neatly enclosed hem. This is called a double fold hem.

WIDTH - The double fold of the hem does not need to be equal. The first turn over can be narrow and the second turnover can be wider. Doing a double fold adds some weight to the hem and encases the raw edge so it does not fray.

STEP 3 - PIN AND DOUBLE CHECK

Then measure all around to check the turned-up part of the hem is accurate and neatly pin it in place. Use pins in a vertical fashion and ease the hem on the curves if necessary. You can additionally baste the hem or rely on the pins depending on your level of experience.  Have one last fitting to be sure the hem is the right length.

STEP 4 - STITCH THE HEM

Straight stitch the edge of the hem. Your stitch length will depend on your fabric thickness and type, but a standard length is 2.5.

STEP 5 - FINISHING

Allow the hem to ‘drop’ or even out as some fabrics need time to settle.  Press the hem and enjoy the drape and flare of the skirt.


HEMMING A DRESS IN DIFFERENT WAYS

The two basic ways to hem a dress are either by hand or by machine. There are types of tape like hemming web which require no sewing but the best method is a stitched one. 

Let's look at a machine-stitched hems first.

HEMMING A DRESS BY MACHINE

The machine-stitched hem is suitable for cotton and linens, and for straightforward hems of medium-weight fabrics. It is perfect for a straight skirt, an A-line, or a gathered skirt with moderate fullness. Here are some of the variations of a machine-stitched hem from simple to more decorative options.

HEMMING A DRESS WITH A SINGLE FOLD HEM

A single fold hem is the most simple machine-stitched hem. The raw edge is neatened with a zigzag stitch or a serger, folded once and then stitched with a straight stitch to secure the hem. When the hem is complete, the stitches will show on the right side. There is basically one folded edge after the raw edge has been neatened. The choice of stitches for the top-stitched hem depends on the stitch selection on the machine - a zigzag may look decorative whereas a straight stitch is simple.

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