Hemming is a skill that every sewer needs to have in their arsenal, but it can be stressful especially when you are trying to sew a nice straight edge on an expensive pair of pants. This tutorial is all about an invisible hem, the professional-looking way to hem pants. Blind stitching hides stitching under folded edges, and trust me, it’s easier and quicker than it looks. After this tutorial, you will be able to hem everyone's pants with a professional finish.
Learn How to Sew a Blind Hem
Tools and materials:
- Sewing machine, which includes a blind hem presser foot
Prep the fabric
Prep the raw edge of your fabric by serging or double folding
Fold the fabric
Fold the top fabric back right side together until you can see ¼” of the finished hem edge
Arrange in sewing machine
The guide fits against the fabric fold and on top of the finished fabric edge.
Prepare to sew
Dial and adjust the placement of the needle for the small piercing.
The foot keeps the fold running along the guide to get consistently even and small stitches.
Tada! We can’t even see the stitches on the inside because of the serged edge. If you use thread that matches your fabric, you won't see the stitches at all!
Although sewing a blind hem is quite easy, you will need practice to get better at it. Once you’ve mastered it, all of your skirts and pants will have a professional-looking finish, everyone will be asking you where you bought them from!
- Sewing machine
- Blind hem presser foot