Shell Hem Edge
by Anna Mazur
In the June/July 2009 issue of Threads (Issue #143) author Anna Mazur creates 4 fabulous edge enhancements inspired by designer Elie Tahari. On one of her styles, the yellow, silk charmeuse blouse with pearls over the tucks, she added a shell hem edge on the sleeve cuff. Below, Anna walks you through the steps of creating this shell treatment to use on an edge of any garment.
1. Fold over the raw edge 1/4". then fold over again another 1/4".
2. Anchor the thread along the folded edge and take a tiny stitch directly below on the garment.
3. Travel the needle along the folded edge for 1/8".