Wednesday, 7 May 2014

DIY - How to Hem a Full Circle Skirt , Quickly

Today's DIY is a quick tip on how to finish the hem of your full circle skirt. There are many ways to do this.

The long way is to let your skirt hand for a week or so in case it stretches anywhere, use crinoline/horsehair braid, had gather it and then hand stitch it.

The very quick way is with an overlocker / serger  and simple top stitching.

If you want it to look a little nicer or don't have an overlocker and if you don't have a spare day to hem your full circle skirt this will take 15 minutes and looks lovely.

The key to hemming a full circle skirt is that if the stitch line is going to be visible, it needs to be close to the hem. Approx 1cm or under.

You will need:

Bias binding
Thread (wind your bobbin full)

1. Bind the entire hem of your skirt. Here's the bias binding DIY just in case. 

 2. Turn under and stitch down with a parallel line so you have two on the underside and one neat stitch on the outer.

That's it!

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