Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Sewing a Curved Hem on Layered Shirt
I sewed my first curved hem on a layered shirt I am making and I am very pleased with the results so I thought I would share it.
Because this is a layered shirt I needed to hem the layers before I sewed the side seams.
I had already finished the edges of each piece with a zigzag stitch, so for the hem I went back in and did a straight stitch 1/4 inch in from the edge.
I folded the fabric on the stitched line and pressed it as I folded
Pressing the first fold on the stitched line 1/4 inch from the edge
This shot shows the first fold pressed all the way across the hem length
I then folded turned the first fold under another 1/4 inch and pressed again
I opened up the 2nd pressed fold here just to show how it was folded and pressed.
Second 1/4" fold all pressed
I then topstitched next to the outer edge of the fold
Here is a look at the top and the bottom after being topstitched. Nice and neat.
I repeated the same process of stitching, folding, pressing and folding/pressing again on the other layer of the shirt.
Showing front and backside after topstitching
Both layers after hemming