|A perfect curved hem|
I am a big fan of the overlocker. I find it indispensable for all sorts of sewing projects except quilting and patchwork.
|On my samples I don't even change the overlocker thread to match.|
You hardly see it anyway.
If you don't want the overlocker finish inside your skirt then you can try this more labour intensive method.
I read about this method for sewing curved hems for people clothes and thought it would do nicely for flared doll clothes with just a bit of scaling down.
Before you cut out your garment you will need to make sure you have a hem allowance of about 3/4".
I stitched on the waist band. Now I am ready for the hem.
Once you get to the hem step:
- Stitch around the hem edge 3/8" in from the raw edge with a regular sewing stitch.
- Press the edge to the inside along the stitching line. Work around with the point of the iron.
- Stitch again 1/8" from the folded edge.
- Carefully trim away the raw edge close to the stitching. Slide the scissors behind the fabric. It is easier to do this with the garment on a table. Put some tension on the trimmed off strip with your left hand.
- Fold the hem over again keeping it as narrow as possible.
- Stitch the hem.