This is a fast and easy way to make a professional looking rolled hem on your wedding gown, formal dress, blouse or on an accessory like a scarf.
In my first post on how to make a rolled hem, I used a rolled hem foot.
This method doesn’t use a rolled hem foot.
In fact, you don’t need any extra gadgets on this one.
First, fold up your hem and press it:
Stitch close to that folded edge.
I like to stitch 1/8″ away from the fold:
Then, as carefully as you can, trim close to the stitched edge, on the wrong side of the dress, taking great care not to cut the dress:
Now, turn up the edge 1/8″ more and press:
Turn to the right side and stitch close to the edge, about 1/8″ away from the edge:
Once you are finished, you can look on the back side of the hem and see that there are the two lines of stitching:
Because there are two lines of stitching, I don’t typically like to use this method on see through fabrics that are sheer.
But it works great on satins, crepes, silks, cottons, most polyesters, etc.
But on the right side of the dress, you’ll see only one row of stitching:
I like to press the dress from the wrong side to ensure that there isn’t a “shine” from the iron.
That’s all there is to it.
See, I told you it was easy!
***The reason I don’t teach you to just fold the hem up about 1/4″ twice, press it and stitch it, is because it rarely lays flat on the curved edges. Even if you pin it really well, it can twist and turn on you and the result is less than professional looking.