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Posted on: 9/17/08 3:26 AM
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Curved hems are difficult to turn up and press as they are wider at the edge where the stitching will go.

Mark the fold line with chalk or similar.

Sew a stay stitch line approx 2mm below the line, within the hem. Steam iron the hem in place so that the stay stitching falls just into the hem.

The stay stitching will pull the hem in almost automatically making the rest of the hem easier to now sew into place.

A narrower hem is better for curved hems.

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iamkat? said... (4/18/09 0:02 AM) Reply
Thank you! The one time I had to sew a narrow curved hem, I gave up after 3 attempts and ended up binding it with a bias binding. I will try your method next time!
ryansmumAria said... (10/7/08 10:04 AM) Reply
WOW, i am excited about this idea. I will give it a try this week.
CSM--Carla said... (9/18/08 3:39 PM) Reply
Great idea. I want to do more of these curved hems on shirts. This should make it easier! Thank you.
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