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This finish uses the same technique as the Hong Kong binding seam finish, but applied to a hem and utilizing a blind handstitch. Enclosing the raw edge inside a strip of bias, this technique is labor intensive and luxurious, and is used in better-quality garments. This method is especially suitable for heavy fabrics and for summer garments that you wouldn’t want to line.

Technique Materials

A nice, unlined garment that you would like to have beautifully finished blind hem, a matching (or contrasting) fabric of a lighter weight to cut the bias from OR store-bought bias tape.

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    Dec 28, 2009, 08.56 AMby Wendy C Allen

    I love the Hong Kong Finish. Thanks!

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    Sep 4, 2008, 01.46 PMby caseysgal

    Beautiful pictures and instructions! Very clear! Thanks!

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    Aug 30, 2008, 07.05 AMby arps2008

    I have used this method before and it is great! It gives you a nice clean line. Thanks for the step by step tutorial

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    Aug 28, 2008, 09.45 PMby lorrwill

    This is a wonderful tutorial. Thanks.

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    Aug 28, 2008, 10.11 AMby sandy206

    Great information. Wish I had done this on an unlined jacket with a back seam. Sandy

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    Aug 27, 2008, 02.20 AMby suze

    Thanks for this information. I had never heard of it before. looks easy and very neat.

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