Hemming Knits, the EASY way11:28 AM
I was chatting with my friend Mac from Harper + Lu and she said she was afraid to buy the rayon spandex in the Simply By Ti shop becau...
I was chatting with my friend Mac from Harper + Lu and she said she was afraid to buy the rayon spandex in the Simply By Ti shop because she was afraid to hem it. If I had to guess a lot of you feel the same way.
I'm going to share this SUPER easy trick with you and you'll never be afraid again.
What you'll need:
-Strip of cotton lycra that is the length of your hem and the height of the hem allowance. So 1" for a 1" hem, 1/2" for a 1/2" hem, etc. Preferably in a color similar to the project you're working on.
-Sewing machine or hand sewing materials.
That's it. Ready?
Step 5, Use your stitch of choice to hem your garment. I like the 3 step zig zag when I don't use my coverstitch machine.
Advantages of this method.
1- I have an entire bin of cotton lycra scraps. So I don't pay anything extra for my cotton lycra hem. Chances are you also have cotton lycra scraps.
2- Lighter fabrics that are difficult to hem, are often aided by the extra weight in the hem. It helps them hang a little nicer.
3- Once you have your strip of cotton lycra, you don't need to measure out your hem. Me and my hem gauge are not really friends. I find it annoying.
4- Faster. Measuring out each part of a hem allowance takes time. You can trust that your cotton/lycra is the right length all the way throughout the hem.
Ready to try it? I'd love to hear about your experience with this method in the comments.