An account of the craftwork I get up to, tatting, spinning, knitting, sewing, whatever
Tuesday, December 24, 2013
Sewing a Curved Hem
I'm sewing an outfit for my granddaughter. The shirt has a curved hem. It can be quite difficult to sew a curved hem neatly, so I thought I'd try out a tip I read recently, which is basically to make a facing for the hem. I cut a strip of fabric to match the hem and sewed it on, right sides together ( unlike the front facing, which I managed to sew on with the wrong side facing and had to redo.)
I snipped the seam allowance before turning it in and pressing.
Then machine sewed the hem. I'd rather machine sew than hand sew because I think it's stronger, less likely to need mending or redoing, which no one wants to have to do!
The top is done, and now I'm off to make the matching shorts.