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Alice PD 07-12-2015 07:47 PM

Hemming a Shirt with a Curved Bottom
 
This is something I have been struggling with. I really like that look when the hem curves up along the hip and then back down at the back. All I get is puckers. I have gotten special hemming feet. Tried very slow hand stitching. Tried all kinds of thread. This method, shared by Craftsy has me hopeful.

http://www.craftsy.com/blog/2014/08/...ed-shirt-hems/

It is worth checking out. It looks beautiful and it makes sense.

Alice

juneayerza 07-12-2015 10:02 PM

Thanks for posting this.

Yakkity 07-13-2015 01:31 AM

Looks very promising. I have had that seem issue previously. Thanks

sandy l 07-13-2015 03:09 AM

Wish I had known that when I use to make my own shirts.

Suz 07-13-2015 03:46 AM

This is how I make these hems. Say I want a 1/4" hem. Accurately stitch at 1/2" along the edge (one layer). Spritz lightly with starch and then fold the outer edge in half to meet the stitch line. Again carefully press easing in any fullness. The stitch line will keep the curved bias edge from stretching. The edge should lay flat with no "pointy things" to the o/s edge. Stitch carefully as you normally would. Press edge again. -- For a narrower hem, you could reduce the 1/2" to 3/8", press in half, then stitch.

Let me hear how if this works for you. GOOD LUCK!!

QuiltnNan 07-13-2015 03:47 AM

thanks for sharing this tut... will have to remember this.

MaggieLou 07-13-2015 04:00 AM

Great idea and it gives a really finished and polished look. thanks for posting.

Alice PD 07-13-2015 04:54 AM


Originally Posted by Suz (Post 7255277)
This is how I make these hems. Say I want a 1/4" hem. Accurately stitch at 1/2" along the edge (one layer). Spritz lightly with starch and then fold the outer edge in half to meet the stitch line. Again carefully press easing in any fullness. The stitch line will keep the curved bias edge from stretching. The edge should lay flat with no "pointy things" to the o/s edge. Stitch carefully as you normally would. Press edge again. -- For a narrower hem, you could reduce the 1/2" to 3/8", press in half, then stitch.

Let me hear how if this works for you. GOOD LUCK!!

Thanks, I'll give it a try. It makes sense :)

ladydukes 07-13-2015 07:13 AM

Hemming shirts with curve
 
Another thing that works is to make a long running stitch and sort of "gather it up" when you double-fold it to make it ease in. Sew, remove basting.

Pat M. 07-13-2015 08:03 AM

I use my serger and then fold up the hem and sew with a sewing machine. Fast and very neat.


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