Two Ways How to Hem Chiffon Fabric

How to Hem Chiffon or other Lightweight Fabrics

This tutorial: How to hem chiffon and other sheer fabrics will be useful to you when hemming any fabric that is sheer. I show you very fine techniques for working with sheer and lightweight fabrics that help you to achieve a perfect hem a wedding dress or a flowergirl dress with an organza.
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 hem perfect!

The chiffon fabric

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

Fold over your hem allowance

Now start to 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 first fabric fold iron.

Using the universal foot sew hem with a straight stitch

Using the universal machine foot sew your hem with a straight stitch (stitch lenght 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

Here is main step. You need trim a fabric as close as possible to the edge of first row of stitches, careful not to nick your fabric or stitching. That trick helps you sew straight, narrow hemming rows.

Fold the hem for the second time

Now you need to do second part of hemming. Fold the hem for the second time, as shown. If you needed press hem.

Stitch the hem along the first row of stitches

Stitch the hem along the first row of stitches.

The hem on the right side of the fabric

Here is 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 needed press it.

The zigzag stitch

For this method, you need to select 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 lot of the samples.
During hemming stretch a small fabric portion with two fingers, as shown.

Now you need to trim your hem

Now you need to trim your hem. Trim the edge 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 how hem the lightweight fabrics and 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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