I started sewing this dress that had a circle skirt and all was good until I got to the hem. So i searched for a tutorial that would show me how to handle the excess so that the finished hem is neat, without any creases... found nothing. So i figured it out myself and this is how i did it.

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    Jul 18, 2013, 07.48 PMby Lorraine Roudon

    I really like this hem technique. I have a rolled hem foot but can never quite get it. This is so much easier. Thanks for the tip.

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    Mar 10, 2011, 12.34 AMby milnay3

    My machine calls the first foot "satin stitch foot’ if that helps anyone. I have an Elna

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    Oct 12, 2010, 01.49 AMby Kat Rothery

    ok, so now I have an idea about how to hem my first skirt, but could someone please post a tutorial for beginners about the waistline hem? I cut it as the directions on my pattern said and I ended up with four squares that I cannot figure out how to make the elastic casing circular for. Do I need a separate waistband for the top?

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    Sep 3, 2010, 09.42 PMby maleagadoury

    Wow I was skeptical about this but it totally works! Thanks for the tip, made my life easier :)

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    Mar 8, 2010, 01.09 PMby shedoz213

    Wow-Thank you for this tutorial!! Your hem came out perfect! I will definitely try this!

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    Dec 26, 2009, 12.13 AMby kara12107

    Thank you!

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    Oct 20, 2009, 05.49 PMby countessiad

    OH wow this is great, i’m a beginner so i really needed this, Yay!

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    Aug 11, 2009, 03.48 PMby kyen

    Thank you for sharing your method, it looks great! It’s really helpful to see how you can get a nice clean look.

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    Aug 9, 2009, 05.07 PMby mauverino

    When I click on the link nothing happens. I use a mac, will that make a difference?

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    Aug 8, 2009, 10.26 PMby pylyj

    I Can’t Get The Instructions !!

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      Aug 27, 2009, 05.51 PMby manu designs

      the .pdf? i tried it and it works

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    Aug 4, 2009, 11.07 AMby ohjoy

    thanks, i’m always making circle skirts but have so much trouble with the hem, that i ussually just use bias strips.

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    Aug 4, 2009, 10.34 AMby danceintherain-203

    Thank you so much…I often have trouble with hems. The double-stitching is a good idea…I’ll give it a shot next time I’m hemming something on the bias. =]

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    Aug 3, 2009, 09.31 PMby jeffrey

    wonderful for a soon to be first time skirt-sewer. thanks.

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    Aug 3, 2009, 04.51 AMby cybersewer

    That looks great – but what is the first presser foot that you used?

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      Aug 27, 2009, 05.50 PMby manu designs

      the first one is a normal presser foot, it’s called special purpose presser foot in my machine’s book

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    Aug 3, 2009, 04.40 AMby eej

    thank you for the how to… i have been wanting to make a circle skirt but was putting off because of the hem. now i can try it :)

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    Aug 2, 2009, 01.04 PMby chelsea888

    that is a crazy adorable skirt you have there!

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    Aug 1, 2009, 03.41 PMby nikkishell

    Great job!

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    Aug 1, 2009, 03.11 PMby ksanajoy

    Thank you! being a beginner, I find it very useful and easy to understand ;))

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