Here is another cool idea on how to finish hems in a garment made of knit fabrics as part of our sewing hacks series. How do you find it?
1️. Using lightweight sweatshirt or jersey fabric, cut a strip that is 3–4 cm wide (1 ⅛ –1 ⅝”) and as long as the hem you intend to finish.
2️. Place the strip of fabric right sides together with the garment, aligning the raw edges. Stitch the strip to the garment on the overlocker.
3️. Press the seam allowances upward, toward the garment.
4️. Topstitch the seam from the garment side at 1–5 mm from the seam.
The raw edge of the hem will roll itself either when the garment is worn or washed, creating an unusual detail.
This technique can be used to finish the hem on any long-sleeve top or t-shirt available on the Vikisews website.
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