Beth Bradley

How to Hem Lightweight or Sheer Fabric

Beth Bradley
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Lightweight or sheer fabrics can add a lot of dimension and fullness to a garment but can be tricky to finish. Both sheer fabric and most lightweight fabrics require a hem because they can ravel, so Beth Bradley shows you a great way to create a nice, clean narrow hem for these fabrics. Beth shows you a straightforward approach to the hem that requires only easy stitching, folding, and pressing. She even shares some tips on tools, like duck bill scissors, which can make the job a lot easier. Beth explains that this narrow hem may take a few extra minutes to finish off the garment, but that the clean, professional look is well worth it!

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7 Responses to “How to Hem Lightweight or Sheer Fabric”

  1. Iris

    That was awesome thank you!

  2. Deborah

    if you do the hem as she suggested, what is the hem allowance used when cutting out the project piece?

  3. Jeannie

    Nicely done, although too large a file to watch easily streamed to a mobile device. As these videos are most often sought out by beginners, I think it's always worth a mention of the importance of the right needle for the fabric weight. All the different needles can be confusing for someone trying things out the first time.

  4. Elizabeth

    Why wouldnt you use a rolled hem foot?

  5. Yvette

    I am wondering if that same sheer material could not have been interlock instead of doing it that way?

  6. reem

    thank you ladies for the nice videos you post on.. but i would suggest you reduce a bit the HD as sometimes it causes trouble downloading the videos.. and while one is interestingly watching you get interrupted more than 10-15 times within a 5-minute-video.. please, fix this

  7. Norma

    why not make your first stitching line about 1/2" from the edge of the fabric, making it easier to trim later?

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