Aurora Sisneros

How to Hem a Skirt

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Aurora Sisneros teaches you how to hem a skirt as well as provides helpful tips and techniques on hemming a skirt. Learn how to ensure your skirt is the same length in the front and in the back. Also, find out the importance of having a friend available to assist you in the process of hemming your skirt.

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10 Responses to “How to Hem a Skirt”

  1. Renee'

    Wow! That's even husband-proof! (I had my husband help me cut a formal dress for hemming once. He did a super job, but it was scary!)


    <strong>Ticket 36240</strong> WHAT IS THE TOOL YOU ARE USING TO HEM YOUR SKIRT?

  3. Veron Bright

    I searched the internet for the hemming tool and could only come up with a "Vintage" tool by Dritz for $60. Are these still made and, if so, where can I find one?

  4. Jenne Hill

    This technique works on all skirt designs except the one on which you used it. With a tiered gathered skirt such as this one if there is a difference in length between the back and the front your bottom ruffle would be uneven. If there is a yoke on the skirt the adjustment should be at the bottom of the yoke or at the waist before elastic casing is made or a waistband is applied. The unevenness between back and front would then go unnoticed (In my many years of teaching I have found the techniques I suggest work for the majority of students)

  5. JC

    is that a dress form that she's using? How would this work for those of us that don't have a dress form (this video apparently assumes). Thanks.

  6. Margie

    Good video. Were can the hemming tool used in video be purchased?

  7. Maria Smith

    I just watched how to hem a skirt and your demonstrator did this from the bottom edge of the skirt making it very obvious that the skirt was hemmed. Why not shorten each flounce the required amount so that it never looked as though it was hemmed. That is the professional way to do this hem and the way I would do for it any client.

  8. Lorie

    With a tiered skirt, I prefer to adjust the skirt from the waist line and keep the seams of the tiers parallel to the floor. It is a bit more work if the skirt is already made. If you are making the skirt from a pattern the adjustment can be made in the pattern or on your muslin. It provides a much nicer look.

  9. Ann Moore

    I would like to know where I can buy the floor hemmer? I live in VA. and have not been able to find it.

  10. kelly hanson

    Great video Aurora! You are fantastic on camera!

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