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Video: How to Hem

May 24, 2010

Victoria North and Judith Neukam

There are hems on almost everything you sew, and the quality of your hem is a great indication of the quality of your garment. Threads Senior Technical Editor, Judith Neukam demonstrates how to hem with three easy techniques including the catch stitch, slip stitch, and a blind hem. In this episode, you will learn the anatomy of a hem, and how to mark and sew a hem perfectly. Teach Yourself to Sew is for beginning sewers or anyone who wants to brush up on their skills. Throughout the year we will demonstrate basic sewing techniques, share tips, and give step-by-step instruction for beginner sewing projects. Click here to purchase the Teach Yourself to Sew Video Series on DVD. TEACH YOURSELF TO SEW Equipment 101 Notions 101 Patterns 101 How a Stitch is Made A Trip to the Fabric Store Fabric 101 Project: Make a Felt Jewelry Bag Knit Fabrics Woven Fabrics Project: How to Sew a Bias-strip Scarf How to Sew a Basic Seam How to Sew French and Lapped Seams Clipping and Trimming Seams How to Mark a Dart How to Sew a Dart Finishing Edges Faced Edges How to Hem Bias Binding Zippers 101

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  1. CanuckyLady November 6th

    very easy to follow, I will be referring back to this one again and again no doubt!

  2. sundaysew September 9th

    This video extremely valuable. Yes, I iron everyday, and yet I never knew the basics.
    thank you for making the time for the things everyone takes for granted.

  3. SewinMoni September 6th

    I've only been sewing for less than 2 years, and hemming is a problem area for me. They are always crooked as I follow the top. Marking the hem is a great idea - so simple.

    This entire "learning to sew" series is fantastic, especially for newbies like me.

  4. User avater iamchet June 18th

    I love these vidoes! I have done some garment sewing a long time ago. These vidoes are great for brushing up and also for learning things I didn't know before. Keep them comming!!

  5. User avater chartley May 25th

    Love these videos, and quite agree that Judith is an excellent teacher. Have you considered making a full length DVD that we can purchase, or hosting classes at a sewing road show?

  6. Loves2Sew May 25th

    Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! These videos are wonderful. I am learning so much and probably would have given up by now trying to teach myself to sew. PLEASE DON'T STOP making/posting these videos. They are wonderful!!

  7. User avater EllACee May 24th

    I have been watching these videos, and had to log in just to say that Judith Neukam is one excellent presenter.

    Tellybabe has it right - lovely, clear and concise are the words that fit both the presenter and the presentation.

  8. tellybabe May 24th

    Lovely demonstration,clear and concise,thank you!

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