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Clean-Finish a Curved Shirttail Hem

A curved hem is easier to sew if there is just a small amount of fabric that is turned to the wrong side. First, trim the hem width to 3/8 inch.
Serge the raw hem trimming off only the feathers or loose threads.
Press the curved hem to the wrong side along the edge of the serging.
A curved hem is easier to sew if there is just a small amount of fabric that is turned to the wrong side. First, trim the hem width to 3/8 inch.

A curved hem is easier to sew if there is just a small amount of fabric that is turned to the wrong side. First, trim the hem width to 3/8 inch.

Photo: Louise Cutting

Many shirttails have very tight curves at the side seams, and it can be difficult to produce a smooth line along the outside edge. In this technique, the front and back hem curves are completed before the side seams are sewn.

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