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« on: July 19, 2009 06:23:54 PM »

hello! i had this skirt made by esprit for a long time from the thrift store, but it was a little bit too long. i decided to shorten it and give it a scalloped hem. i made a tutorial, but please note this is just the way i do it, if you have any better ways/ideas please post them!

first i cut my hem.

i used a roll of tape as a guide for making the scallop design. you can use any object or just freehand.

this is what my pencil marks looked like. i cut along these lines. if i were to mark the other side of my fabric, i could theoretically NOT cut it and just sew along my markings.

when i reached the side seams of the skirt, i cut up to each side and then cut the seam allowance last

for this step i was lucky enough to have leftover fabric from the skirt, but you can use any facing fabric you like. if your material is a little thin, you can use a stabilizer. pin your hem and facing fabric right sides together.

stitch! then trim the excess facing fabric.

turn it right side out and iron, iron, iron it reeal good.

topstitch! or not. i used clear thread.

now your facing fabric is on the inside. you can attach it with a running stitch, or a blind hem, or anything, really. i used fusible adhesive because i am lazy.

and you're done! with this technique you can apply all kinds of shapes to your hems!
« Reply #1 on: July 19, 2009 06:36:45 PM »

great tutorial Smiley I'm gonna use this on my next skirt

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« Reply #2 on: July 20, 2009 04:02:04 AM »

Oooh thanks for the tutorial! I will have to try this!

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« Reply #3 on: July 29, 2009 08:48:36 PM »

I think I saw this technique somewhere, but what I like to do is use the button-hole stitch to hem the raw ends of the scallop, if that makes any sense. Its kinda life serging cause your basically enveloping the raw edges with thread, and it looks pretty cool  Grin

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« Reply #4 on: July 30, 2009 03:37:44 PM »

thank you for the tutorial! the skirt is adorable, I love the print!
« Reply #5 on: August 07, 2009 03:32:00 AM »

Ooh - what a marvellous idea!  It looks great on that skirt.  Thanks for the tutorial!

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