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Hand Hemming Stitch

It is a hemming marathon! Georgene, Mary, and Els are the Sewing Divas; they have made this fabulous tutorial on how to make a simple hand slip stitch. There is even mention of how to hem lined garments, where the lining is attached to the garment fabric. An invisible, finely stitched hem is the cat’s meow when it comes to couture detailing, therefore is a skill that we would all profit from learning.

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How to Make a Machine Hem

Everyone needs to know how to hem a garment. This tutorial from SewNeau gives you easy to understand instructions on how to make machine stitched hems! This invaluable skill can be used on every type of garment from skirts, to slacks, to sleeves.

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