Hello All! Everyone is always so helpful and supportive, so I thought I would ask if you could shed some light on a problem I’m having with hemming.
I’m experimenting with hemming a pair of pants I’m making and I would like to hem them by hand so no stitching shows thru on the right side of the fabric. I’ve fused interfacing on the wrong side in the hem area so I’m stitching from the hem allowance to the interfacing and I get a nice crisp hem. No problem with that, only there’s a distinct ridge on the right side of the pants, you can see where the hem hits on the wrong side. I’ve tried pressing on just the hem but you can still see it! It’s very annoying, what am I doing wrong?
I’m not sure what the fabric is, it’s from my stash, but I think it’s a polyester blend of some sort. I tried burning it and it’s edges were all hard plastic.
Does anyone think it’s the technique, the fabric or is it an unresonable expectation to not see how much hem allowance you have from the front???? Any help would be appreciated! Thanks in advance!