SIGNUP - FREE Membership and 1 FREE Sewing Lesson
| FAQ | Login
 

Platinum Sponsor
Fashion Fabrics Club
Fashion Fabrics Club

Forum > Beginner's Forum > Tips on Hemming lace ( Moderated by EleanorSews)

Please LOGIN or Join PatternReview
Go to Page:
Tips on Hemming lace
CrazyJaney
CrazyJaney
Beginner
Member since 3/1/07
Posts: 12
Send Message

      



Date: 3/15/07 3:52 PM

Hi, I am fairly new to PR and a beginning sewer.

I have made a few skirts, a dress (I was inspired to make that Mccall's sundress with the gathered bodice after reading serveral reviews of it here on PR!), and a few tops.

I want to make a vintage type full dress with a lace overlay. I have some beautiful lavendar lace fabric and a coordinating lavendar fabric to serve as a "slip."

I am concerned about hemming the lace. What is the best way to do this- I don't want the hemline on the lace part to be "bulky", If you know what I mean.

Thanks in advance!
Trish

SewVeryTall
starstarstarstar
SewVeryTall
Advanced
Nebraska USA
Member since 3/2/04
Posts: 2073
Send Message

      



Date: 3/16/07 10:23 AM

I would do a narrow double-fold hem, on the lace and on the slip. Turn it up once, 1/4 to 3/8 inch, then turn it up that much again. Then I'd topstitch by machine with matching thread.

Be sure to hold onto your thread tails as you start to stitch, and use taut sewing technique [pulling on thread/fabric behind the needle]. This is especially important if you sew across a place where there's no fabric [holes in the lace], so the hem stays nice and flat, not puckered.

HTH :)

------
Ardis

the lefthanded daughter of a lefthanded mother

CrazyJaney
CrazyJaney
Beginner
Member since 3/1/07
Posts: 12
Send Message

      



In reply to SewVeryTall


Date: 3/19/07 9:06 AM

Thank you very much!

I will try your method! :o)

Go to Page:
Please LOGIN or Join PatternReview

printable version Printable Version

* Advertising and soliciting is strictly prohibited on PatternReview.com. If you find a post which is not in agreement with our Terms and Conditions, please click on the Report Post button to report it. Beginner's Forum >> Tips on Hemming lace

 
adv. search»
pattern | machine | member
        
Altering Jackets
Altering Jackets

Register

Expert Sewing Techniques for Jackets
Expert Sewing Techniques for Jackets

Register

Vogue Patterns 8088

photo
by: goosegreen

Review
New Look 6968

photo
by: BlossomKyl...

Review
Bluegingerdoll The Betsy Pencil Skirt Paper Pattern

Bluegingerdoll The Betsy Pencil Skirt Paper Pattern

Buy Now
Paradiso Designs Be Green Market Bag Pattern

Paradiso Designs Be Green Market Bag Pattern

Buy Now

Conditions of Use | Posting Guidelines | Privacy Policy | Shipping Rates | Returns & Refunds | Contact Us | About | New To PR | Advertising

Copyright © 2014 PatternReview.com® , OSATech, Inc. All rights reserved.