How to Sew a Rolled Hem by Hand – Rolled Hem Tutorial
This tutorial will show you how to master this couture sewing technique on a sewing machine. Sewing a rolled hem by hand is surprisingly simple and gives such a chic finish; it’s perfect for finishing those special, slippery fabrics like silk and chiffon.
Rolled Hem by Hand Video Tutorial
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Starting off the thread
As usual, I work three back stitches on top of each other, securing my thread without a knot. This is the only type of hem where I start my thread in the main body of the garment rather than the folded fabric of the hem, as I find it produces a neater, less bulky hem.
Begin working the stitch
Working this stitch will complete the second hem fold as we go, resulting in a narrow double fold. Don’t pull your thread too tight at this point; you want to be able to see the zig zag of the stitches as you work them.
Continuing working in this way
Continue to roll the edge of the hem with your thumb as you move along the hem, pushing the needle through the hem fold from front to back, bringing the needle and thread back to the front of the fabric and taking a small horizontal stitch from the garment.
How do you hem tulle by hand?
How to Hand-Hem Tulle
- Step 1 – Iron a 1/8-inch fold over the raw edge of the fabric.
- Step 2 – Insert a threaded needle just beneath the raw edge of the fabric.
- Step 3 – After 3 – 5 stitches, gently pull the thread to roll the hem.
- Step 4 – Repeat steps 2 -3 until the entire hem is finished.
Can you sew on tulle fabric?
Tulle is a slippery fabric that can be difficult to sew. Place a piece of transparent tape on the bottom of the presser foot to prevent snagging while sewing. Place a piece of seam binding under the fabric to provide support for stitching.
Can you hem a tulle dress?
Mark the hem. Tulle tends to spring up and shorten, and longer tulle skirts look better. You can always trim it off later, but you can’t put it back on. Mark the hem with school chalk or wax tailor’s chalk, as it leaves a distinct mark that is easily removed.
How do you finish the edge of tulle?
Tulle can be finished with ribbon, rattail cord, fishing line, or simply a hem. One way to finish tulle is to use a zigzag stitch on the sewing machine to sew ribbon along the edge of the tulle. Satin ribbon is a great choice for this because it complements the delicate appearance of tulle.
How many layers should a tulle skirt have?
My skirts have ten layers of tulle because that gives them the most volume and pizzazz; however, if you prefer something a little more subtle, I recommend five layers.
Does tulle need to be hemmed?
You don’t need to hem tulle because it doesn’t ravel and looks light and pretty with a simple straight-cut edge.
How do you sew a perfect hem?
How to make a super-tidy hem with minimal effort.
- Step 1: Sew the hem using the basting stitch as a guide.
- Step 2: Iron the hem using the basting stitch as a guide.
- Step 3: Fold the raw edge to the fold.
- Step 4: Sew the hem.