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 girls dress made of 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 a chiffon fabric.

How to hem lightweight fabrics on sewing machine

Fold over your bottom edge of skirt

Now let's hem.
Fold over your bottom edge of skirt, as shown. For this way of hemming you need fold the edge a fabric twice. Therefore, it is desirable to fold first edge of fabric and press it well.

Using the universal presser foot for sewing hem

Set the universal presser foot. Now you can to sew the hemline on sewing machine with the straight stitches. Select stitch length about 3 - 4.
The secret of this way is - these stitches must pass closer to the outer edge of the folded fabric.

How to trim an edge of fabric

Now is very important step. You need to trim a fabric as close as possible to the edge of first row of stitches. Be careful not to damage the fabric or the threads of stitches. That tailor's trick helps you to hem light fabrics with straight, narrow rows of seam.

Fold the hem for the second time

Now we will to do second part of hemming. At first you need to fold (completed) 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

Using this way of hemming the bottom of skirt or dresses have two very even rows of stitching only on wrong side of your garment. On the face side will be one stitch line.

Another way of hemming chiffon fabric

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 sewing machine having the zigzag stitches.

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. When the zigzag is executed the needle (in the right posititon) should not pierce the edge of the folded fabric. This is an important moment.

How to stretch a fabric by hand

To do it correctly you need make a few of training samples.
Note: During hemming you need pull on a small the fabric segment with two fingers, as shown.

How to trim fabric of 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 of skirt with sharp scissors.

The face side of hem your skirt or dress

On this photo is the face side of hem your skirt or dress. It looks nice and neat.
Learning of this second way of hemming the lightweight fabrics is finished. Using all these tips you can to hem any fabrics correctly.

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