An “invisible” hem is one where the stitching will hardly show on the outside. To do this, turn about 1 cm of the upper edge of the seam allowance outwards and hand-sew along this line, using slip stitches that only catch in 1 or 2 fabric threads of the garment’s fabric; the stitches can be bigger on the hem allowance. Do not pull the thread tight. You can also machine-stitch an invisible hem if you have the relevant attachment foot. To do so, baste the hem allowance about 2 cm below the edge. Fold the hem edge and stitch onto the hem allowance, only catching in 1 or 2 fabric threads of the garment’s fabric. If necessary, lengthen the size of the stitch and slight loosen the thread tension. For further details, see your sewing machine instruction manual.
Pattern of the Week
The oversized shape has a cool bell shaped silhouette with a wide body and fitted sleeves
Stock up on our favorite BurdaStyle patterns sewn in white!
Learn How to Sew Knits Successfully With a Sewing Machine
Join Meg Healy in this 6 Week Course, we have just re-opened enrollment for a limited time!
Meg's Magazine Mash Up 2014
Take a look at Meg's 2014 Mash Ups, and get the special pattern bundle that includes them all
You must allow our "request for permission" request to login to Burdastyle with Facebook.