Monday, June 11, 2012

A New Method of Hemming

I made a skirt this spring out of a heavy Ponte knit especially to wear with my Chanel type jacket made last spring..

I used McCall's 5590. a favorite of mine because of its simplicity and easy construction. To see the changes I made  to this pattern ,look here.

I subscribe to Threads Insider where you get access to various videos and articless. On the video  Industry Insider Techniques, Vol 1,  Louise Cutting  shows a really cool hem method and I decided to use it on this skirt so there would be no stitches showing through to the right side.

Here's how it's done.

1.  Cut a bias strip of fusible interfacing ( I prefer Fusi Knit ) long enough to go aroumd your skirt and twice the width of the hem you want.

2.   Fold the strip in two  widthwise with fusible side to the outside.

3.  Sew together lengthwise.

 4.   Fold up your hem and press.

5.  Insert the interfacing strip into the fold of the hem and press from both the inside and the     outside of the garment ( Use a press cloth for the outside ).

And that's it! You're finished and you have a beautiful invible hem .


         I think you should try it!  Happy Sewing from


  1. neat trick and worth a try - do you find the Threads Insider worth the subscription?

    I love that skirt pattern - might have to add it to my wish list.

    1. Yes, I do so far. It remains to be seen if it continues to be. I love the videos we have access to and were able to access the two latest issues of Threads magazine . I usually buy them but didn't as I can see them online.

  2. This is a great tip! Thank you.

  3. Thanks for the awesome Tutorial.

  4. hi, am a newbie but really want to make clothes for my daughter, what sewing machine would you recommend? what do you usually use?