It’s often quite tricky to hem anything curved or round depending on severity of the curve and type of fabric. Here are two tricks to make it a bit easier. The first works well for those slight curves and the second may be better for the more severe ones. forum

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    Mar 26, 2014, 03.25 PMby silebasil

    These seems to be really nice, I want to see see more pictures!

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    Aug 24, 2010, 09.02 PMby Melissa Prosser

    Very good tutorial. I’m a beginner and I just did a project (not so pretty on the inside, but looked fine on the outside), that I could have used this for and probably done better! I like that you showed more than one way, and more than one type of curve, too.

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    Jul 17, 2009, 12.06 PMby nerissas

    This is just great, great, great advice. I am excited to try it. Thanx!!

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    Feb 10, 2009, 06.12 AMby amibambini

    Brilliant, exactly what I was wondering.. Burda you are tops!

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    Nov 13, 2008, 09.44 AMby thora47

    Wow! thank you; my Jakob was threatening to look very bad – relegated to forever being a tucked-in kind of shirt. Now everything is fine.

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    Aug 23, 2008, 01.05 PMby sweetscraps

    This is terrific. I will definently try this. thank you so much.

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    Aug 20, 2008, 01.21 PMby giffengood

    thanks so much!!

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    Aug 16, 2008, 08.37 AMby pippa

    Thank you! I wish I’d seen this before I made the Andre shorts. I struggled with the curves on the outside of the hem, and this would have helped a lot!

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    Aug 14, 2008, 12.24 PMby safeclothes

    I’m not sure exactly what sort of circle pieces you had to sew together, but if you need to completely hem a circle i would refer to this how to on Appliqued Flower Pillows. You sew the two right sides together and then flip them. I think the method above might be a little hard for complete circles. As for ‘pull the bobbin threads’, yes, pull the bottom thread in order to gather the fabric, as you would for making anything gathered, a skirt top, whatever. hope this helps.

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    Aug 14, 2008, 12.12 PMby elastikgirl

    Thank so much for this exact how to. It’s memoried….

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    Aug 14, 2008, 07.53 AMby carlatv

    Thank you Thank you THank you!

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    Aug 13, 2008, 03.00 AMby peaudane

    Thanks for this very useful how-to!

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    Aug 12, 2008, 07.05 AMby tresjolie

    i’m so grateful to you for this how-to!

    when you say ‘pull the bobbin threads’ do you mean pull the bottom thread (while leaving the top thread alone) on the garment’s hem that you just sewed?

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    Aug 10, 2008, 05.31 PMby maldrich

    Thanks for answering the How-to Request!

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    Aug 10, 2008, 09.59 AMby dianacirne

    This a really nice and useful how to! Thank you!

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    Aug 10, 2008, 09.32 AMby marmota-b

    Thanks for answering my request!

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    Aug 9, 2008, 12.00 PMby karencilla

    i like this, these methods are more professional. Thanks! this helps too!!

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    Aug 8, 2008, 10.49 PMby sewiknittoo

    can this same concept be applied when sewing circles? For example the other day I had to sew two circular pieces of fabric together and the results…were not pretty.

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