Two Ways to Hem Chiffon Fabric

How to Hem Chiffon or other Lightweight Fabrics

This tutorial "How to hem chiffon" will be useful when you need to hem pants and skirts that are sewn from lightweight thin fabrics. I show you very fine techniques for working with sheer and lightweight fabrics that help you to make perfect hem wedding dress or flower girl dress that are sewn from an organza fabric.
I'm here to share some of my own techniques for working with sheer and lightweight fabrics. Use these tips below to achieve and you will make a hem perfect!

The chiffon fabric

These techniques can use for hem any lightweight fabrics: voile, gauzy, flowy fabric, cotton voile, cotton silk etc.
For this tutorial I used chiffon fabric.

Fold over your hem allowance

Now let's hem.
Fold over your hem allowance, as shown. For this way of hemming you need fold the edge a fabric twice. Therefore, it is desirable to fold the edge of fabric with iron.

Using the universal foot sew hem with a straight stitch

Using the universal presser foot sew your hem with the straight stitches (stitch length is 3-4).
The secret of this way is run a first line of stitches close to the edge of hem.

How to trim an edge of fabric

Now is important step. You need trim a fabric as close as possible to the edge of first row of stitches. Be careful not to damage fabric or thread of stitches. That trick helps you hem with straight, narrow rows.

Fold the hem for the second time

Now we will to do second main part of hemming. At first you need to fold the hem for the second time, as shown. If you are beginner I recommend ironing this folded fabric also.

Stitch the hem along the first row of stitches

Stitch the hem along the first row of stitches, as shown.

The hem on the right side of the fabric

So looks the hem on the right side of the fabric.

The wrong side of your hem

You will be left with two very even rows of stitching only on wrong side of your garment.

How to hem chiffon fabric with another way

Want to learn how to hem chiffon fabric with another way? Then let's continue.
First you need bend the edge of the fabric about 1 cm. If you are beginner press it.

The zigzag stitch

For this method you need use the zigzag stitch.

Set the stitch length less than 1mm

Set the stitch length less than 1mm.

The needle does not pierce the edge of the folded fabric

Now you have to understand how to hem a chiffon or another lightweight fabrics using this way.
Look closely at this photo. The needle does not pierce the edge of the folded fabric. This is an important moment.

Stretch a small fabric portion

To do it correctly you need sew a few of the samples.
During hemming you need stretch a small the fabric portion with two fingers, as shown.

Now you need to trim your hem

Now you need to trim fabric of your hem. Trim the edge of fabric close to the first row of stitching. Be careful not to damage the thread of stitches or the thin fabric with sharp scissors.

The face side of hem your skirt or dress

Learn this second way of hemming the lightweight fabrics. Using these tips the face side of hem your skirt or dress will look nice and neat.

English isn't my first language, so please excuse any mistakes and help correct them.
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