Wednesday, March 21, 2007

WFMW: Sewing Tip: Measuring a hem

I found this someplace on line, can't remember where. But it's hands-down one of the best sewing tips ever. Usually, when I mark a hem, I mark the width of the hem and fold along that line. This tip says to mark where you want the bottom of the garment to meet. That would always be double your hem width. For example, for a 1 1/2 inch hem...mark 3 inches from the raw edge of the garment. Fold the raw edge up to meet these marks and you'll have your 1 1/2 inch hem. So much easier and faster!
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5 comments:

Laura said...

What a great tip!! This must save so much time!

G.P. said...

greetings from the inn.. am paying a return visit... this is a great tip to pass on to guests if they should happen to need it .

GP in Montana

Darlene said...

That's awesome--I like it. Also thanks for the tip you left on my blog about bailing out the water. My Dad is almost 80 and he does it with a cup. I can't wait to tell him too.

Dawn said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog!!

Maggie said...

What a cute outfit!. We have ferrets to and a Minpin! Your chihuahua is so cute!