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How to Sew a Hong Kong Finish

Nov 14, 2011
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It’s a good plan to use wide seam allowances on skirt side seams. A custom skirt is an investment, and extrawide side-seam allowances make future size adjustments far less troublesome-but they can complicate the skirt finishing. Even though a Hong Kong-seam finish generally doesn’t cause problems on straight seams, it can cause the seam allowance edge to buckle at the hip curve, particularly when the seam allowance is generous. You can prevent this problem and ensure the seam allowance lies smoothly under the skirt fabric. In this article, designer Kenneth D. King takes you step-by-step through a Hong Kong finish. This article is from Threads issue #155.

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