Welcome to this new sewing class, in today’s class we are going to learn different ways to sew the hem.
In today’s class, I begin by explaining that I am going to use standard measurements but that you can change them.
So that you can see it on camera, I am going to use a black thread that contrasts with the light-coloured fabric.
If you ever have trouble choosing your thread colour, always go for the darkest option.
The class continues with the most common hems in the fashion industry, which are the overlock and topstitch hem and the double turned hem.
Then we will go on to make 2 types of stitches by hand, the first one is the blind stitch where it can not be seen either on the outside of the garment or on the inside.
As I explained to you in today’s class, this is the machine we use in the fashion industry that does blind stitches much faster.
The second stitch by hand is the Herringbone stitch, a classic of tailoring, where we will learn how to make this stitch that is invisible from the outside.
We will return to the sewing machine, where I will show you 2 types of hems using bias tapes.
The first is a Thin Bias tape hem that can also be used to finish armholes or necklines.
The second is the thick bias tape hem that I mostly used to finish special fabrics, like sequins or when I don’t have enough fabric.
And to finish we will make a Pim Hem or a Narrow Rolled hem, We see this type of finish in the most luxurious dresses or when we work with curves.
Remember that if you have any questions you can send me an email through your account in the support section.
Submit your exercises
As you already know, the only way for you to learn is to sew is if you sew yourself.
For this class, I am going to ask you to do all the types of hems that we have done in today’s class.
Use a thread that contrasts with the fabric so that you can appreciate it better.