Rolled Hems…..Another Method

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,…

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How To Mark Your Hems..Another Method

As I mentioned in How To Mark Your Pants For Hemming…One Method,  there are many ways to mark a hem. Besides the method I showed you in that post, I have tried using several measuring devices, including a yardstick. None of them worked super well. They all had their issues. But many thanks to Christy, an amazing tailor, who…

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Hemming Pants With a Vent (or Slit) in Them

Once in awhile,  you’ll buy a pair of pants that have a vent in the hem like these: The vent is a slit that is located on the side seam of the pants at the hem. You may want to hem those pants up, but you don’t know how to replicate that vent. It looks intimidating,…

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The Blind Stitch Hem Foot

Does your machine come with a blind stitch hem foot?   Have you used it before? Most of the time, it is used for stitching hems, but some folks use it to stitch down appliques for quilting or decorating clothes or hand towels. They can make a hem look rather professional. (I used contrasting thread here, but…

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