How to Interface a Hem
This interfaced hem technique keeps stitches from showing on the garment’s right side and adds body and weight to the hemline to make it fall perfectly. The interfaced hem can be used in a straight skirt, pants, or jacket hem, and it can be made in various widths.
Serge or otherwise finish the garment’s raw edge, and then press the hem allowance into position. Usually a 1 1/2-inch to 2-inch hem allowance is normal for a skirt or pant hem.
Cut two pieces of interfacing on the bias the length of the garment’s circumference and at least 3-inches wide.
Place the right (nonglue) sides together, align the long edges, and pin through both thicknesses to hold them in place.
Pull both the bobbin and top sewing machine threads out about 10-inches. Hold this thread tail as you start stitching. Set the stitch length at 3.5 mm. Sew the two layers…
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