This hem is best for evening and bridal wear, prom dresses, etc.
Also great for chiffon, charmeuse, any slippery, or whispy type fabrics.
You will be sewing around your hem 3 times, but only 1 stitch line will be showing.
First, mark your hem.
Cut your fabric 1/2 inch below where you want the finished hem to be.
Now you should start sewing (with a normal straight stitch). You can see that I have the cut edge of my fabric on the 3/8" line on my throat plate (the little silver plate underneath the presser foot).
That's your 1st hem.
It should look like this...
Now you will want to fold your fabric to the left, directly on that stitch line. This gives you a perfect 3/8" seam allowance for the hem. Next, stitch very close to the fold. About 1/8" or less.
This is your 2nd hem.
Next you should trim away the excess hem fabric. Cut as close as possible to the second hem-line. You need a good pair of sharp scissors for this. I like to use my small embroidery scissors.
A closer look.
I know... it's been forever since I've posted anything about sewing... Right?
Have a Lovely Sunday!