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Professional Hemming Techniques: Machine and hand stitches for sewing the perfect hem on all of your garments


At a glance

Learn useful machine and hand hemming techniques

Learn more about hemming tricky, delicate fabrics

Find out the best way to hem different types of garments


Whether you are sewing chiffon, cotton, lace or leather, choosing the right type of hem for your garment is an important step when it comes to creating professional, quality garments. Not only does the hem impact the outside appearance of your garment, it changes the way the fabric falls and moves when worn. Learn about different kinds of hemming techniques to create the perfect finish on all of your sewing projects. From careful hand stitches to quick-sew hems, these versatile methods are a must-know for every sewer.

What you’ll learn:

  • How to sew a: Topstitched hem, Rolled Hem, Blind Hem, European Hem, Curved Hem, Faced Hem, Bound Hem and more!
  • Different hand hemming techniques
  • How to hem a garment with a serger or coverstitch machine
  • How to select the right thread or needle
  • How to hem corner seams, slits and vents

Who Should Attend:

  • Anyone wanting to learn new sewing skills
  • Those wanting to sew professional looking garments
  • Anyone wanting learn high-end finishing techniques

Difficultly Level

  • This web seminar is well suited to sewers of all skill levels.

About the Instructor:

Alana Walsh is a fashion design graduate and the Assistant Editor of BurdaStyle US Magazine. A long-time sewer and fashion enthusiast, Alana has worked in costume design for theatre and film; designed uniforms for sports teams; and started her own line of made-to-measure knitwear designs. Alana’s diverse experience in the fashion industry has given her unique insight into patternmaking and design, which she is excited to share with the BurdaStyle community!

This is a recording of a previously presented, powerpoint-style live-streamed web seminar.

BurdaStyle does not offer any refunds for web seminar recordings. All sales are final. Please contact answers@burdastyle.com if you have any questions about the content of the recording.