Learn How SIMPLE
Digital Patterns Really Are!

Sign Up to Receive
The Ultimate Guide to Digital Sewing Patterns eBook + a FREE Skirt Pattern!

How to Sew A Full Hem


At a glance

Video Duration: 9 minutes

Techniques you’ll learn:

  • How to properly press a curved hem
  • How to sew a row of basting stitches
  • How to ease in the hem for a perfect fit

You’ll love this video if:

  • You are sewing a garment with a rounded hem
  • You are having trouble eliminating puckers along a curved hem
  • You are unsure of how to ease in excess fabric to create a smooth seam
  • You have never sewn a basting stitch


In this video, Denise Wild will show you a simple technique for sewing a full hem. A full hem has a curved edge, and is found at the widest part of the garment. You’ll find a full hem on styles like wide- flared or circle skirts. This hemming technique will ensure your rounded hem lays smooth and flat for a professional finish.

Watch the video below to get a sneak peek

About the Expert:

Denise WildSewing expert, magazine editor, and author Denise Wild is the Founder of LoveSewing and The Sewing Studio and the Content Director of BurdaStyle. Denise started teaching sewing classes in her Toronto apartment in 2004, and those classes evolved into The Sewing Studio New York, now one of North America’s leading sewing schools. Denise is the Editorial Director of BurdaStyle US magazine, and has worked as a magazine editor since 2000 for top national publications including FLARE, House & Home, Faze, and ANOKHI. Denise wrote the popular sewing reference book Mend & Make Fabulous, and has written for numerous publications and networks including Hello!, Elle, HGTV, W Network, Glow, Elevate, Chatelaine, and Slice.