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How to Sew a Topstitch Hem


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Video Duration: 5 minutes 49 seconds

You’ll love this video if:

  • You’d like to learn a simple, multi-purpose hemming technique
  • You’d like to learn a popular finishing technique
  • You’d like to ensure your hem looks even and neat

You will Learn:

  • How to accurately measure and press your hem allowance before sewing
  • How to use a sewing seam gauge
  • How to sew an even row of topstitching


In this video, Denise Wild will show you a widely used method for hemming garments. A simple topstitched hem is a fast and easy way to secure the raw edge of your garment to create a clean finish. This is a great sewing technique to know for sewing tidy, professional hems in a flash!

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About the Expert:

Sewing 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.