Sewing a Hem

How To : Make a blind hem stitch using a sewing machine

In this sewing tutorial, you'll need a sewing machine to make a blind hem stitch. The sewing machine used is a Brother LX-1325 compact and lightweight model, but you can use a similar brand and model. To make a blind stitch, you'll need to fold the fabric the way you normally ...more

How To : Use a rolled hem foot on a sewing machine

Watch this video sewing tutorial and learn how to use a rolled hem foot on a sewing machine. A rolled hem makes a small, lightweight hem appropriate for thin fabrics and delicate projects. Use a rolled hem foot on a sewing machine. Click through to watch this video on co.uk

How To : Sew a blind hem stitch to make Roman shades

This video demonstrates how to sew a blind hem stitch to make Roman shades. This stitch is very easy to do. You need a sewing machine that has a blind hem stitch already programmed in it and a blind hem foot. The video shows two different kinds of blind hem foot for two differ ...more

How To : Sew a curved hem that won't bunch or gather

Sewing a curved hem, such as a cuff or sleeve, can sometimes be tricky. Frustrated because your curved hems never lay flat and smooth? This tutorial shows you a few good techniques you can use to easily sew a professional looking curved hem.

How To : Sew a Euro hem

Sewing a Euro hem on blue jeans makes them look professionally tailored. Learn to sew a Euro hem with this free sewing video series. Part 1 of 17 - How to Sew a Euro hem. Sew a Euro hem - Part 2 of 17. Click through to watch this video on expertvillage.com Sew a Euro hem - Par ...more

How To : Sew a blind hem

In this Arts & Crafts video tutorial you will learn how to sew a blind hem. Use a blind hem stitch when sewing the bottom hem of your Roman shade. It is very easy to do. For this you will need a sewing machine that has blind hem stitch already programmed in to it and a blind h ...more

How To : Sew a hem

Sure, you can always use iron-on hem tape to shorten those pants, but maybe it’s time to join the 35 million Americans who can sew—yes, with a needle and thread—a hem. You Will Need * A seam ripper * A floor-length mirror * Straight pins * An iron * A sewing needle * Thread S ...more

How To : Sew a rolled hem for backpacking and hiking gear

This is a demonstration of sewing a rolled hem. A rolled hem is a stitch that is used most often when making your own gear for backpacking or hiking. Making your own gear is beneficial because you can make it totally custom, which fits your needs. This is a basic stitch, but v ...more

How To : Sew a blind hem stitch with a Viking hem foot

Watch this how-to video and learn how to sew a blind hem stitch step by step. A blind hem stitch is the perfect stitch to use when hemming your draperies. Blind hem stitches are perfect when you don't want to see the stitches on the front side of your fabric.

How To : Sew a blind hem stitch

Watch this how-to video and learn how to sew a blind hem stitch step by step. A blind hem stitch is the perfect stitch to use when hemming your draperies. Blind hem stitches are perfect when you don't want to see the stitches on the front side of your fabric.

How To : Sew a hem

Linda Augsburg shows you how to turn under and hem the raw edge of a piece of fabric.

How To : Reconstruct a t-shirt into an off the shoulder top

In this video, we learn how to reconstruct a t-shirt into an off the shoulder top. First, take a large shirt of your choice color and cut along the line on the shoulder, leaving a 1/4" seam allowance. Next, roll the hem and sew with a sewing machine. Next, cut a strap 4" wide ...more

How To : Use packing tape to seal duct tape art designs

If you've ever sewn or worked with fabric, you know what no matter how great that shirt turns out it must be hemmed (raw edges sealed with a stitch) in order for your work to last. The same principle goes for delicate duct tape art. If you've created a pattern you'd like to k ...more

How To : Make a halter dress out of old t-shirts

Of two old t shirts, one is taken and marked from the collar to under the armpit on all four sides of the t shirt. The marked lines are cut along. The shirt is tried on and pinched and pinned under armpit until the right fit and marked with chalk. Both sides of the shirt is cu ...more

How To : Hem pants & avoid the tailor

This video shows you how to hem pants to your desired length. First, try on pants and roll up cuff of legs to height you desire. Remove pants and use a pen to mark what will become the new cuff line. Then use tailor chalk to draw a line to be cut with scissors. Cut line with s ...more

How To : Sew a zipper front dress inspired by Max Azria

First of all you need some basic tools like sewing machine, scissors, pins, ruler, measuring tape and thread. You also need a printed knit of size 1.5 yard or 1.4 meters ad a separating zipper of size 18 inches or 46 cm. First you have to start by making the straps and bodice. ...more

How To : Make a denim skirt from jeans

Vicky Taylor from The Crafts Channel teaches us how to transform an old pair of jeans to a trendy denim mini skirt. Get a pair of denim jeans and cut the front side from the end of the zipper downwards to the crotch. Do the same at the back making sure that it is at the same l ...more

How To : Turn an old t-shirt into a sexy top

Learn how to turn an old t-shirt into a sexy top. If you can sew a hem, you can transform one of your old tees into a cute strapless blouse. Step 1. Choose a T-shirt Select a T-shirt, bearing in mind that if you use a shirt with writing or a design, it will end up upside-dow ...more

How To : Turn old bedsheets into shopping totes

Paper or plastic is a thing of the past; both options are equally terrible for the environment. With this tutorial, learn how to turn your old bed sheets into funky grocery tote bags. You will be the envy of everyone at the store with these adorable, homemade bags. You Will Ne ...more

How To : Sew a slip stitch easily

Make It Mine associate editor Tea Benduhn shows you how to hem using a slip stitch. A slip stitch will make a stitch that is not visible on the other side of the fabric. Watch this video sewing tutorial and learn how to do a slip stitch for hemming or any delicate sewing proje ...more

How To : Make an easy circle skirt

If you want to know how to make a circle skirt easily, you should watch this video. To make an easy circle skirt: Lay out the square of fabric and use the measuring tape to make a circle as large as your hips. Trace another circle around the edge of the fabric. Trace the large ...more

How To : Make and attach binding for sewing and quilting

Are you completely done with your first quilt except for the raw hems on the sides? You could just sew the hems shut with a whipstitch, but if you want to add a little more ornateness and decadence to your quilt then you should watch this video to see how to add binding. In t ...more

How To : Sew a Victorian skirt

This video demonstrates how to sew a Victorian skirt. First take a cotton cloth and cut a rectangle piece twice the size of your waist. The length would be depending on your choice of height you require. Hem the top and the bottom of the cloth. Then use elastic thread to creat ...more

How To : Hem jeans

If you want to wear the flat shoes that are in style now, you will probably need to hem your jeans. with this tutorial you can do it yourself. The tutorial uses a sewing machine, but if you don't own one you can hand sew them.

How To : Hem pants easily

Pants too long or too short? Skip the cost of a tailor – hemming your own pants is "sew" easy. You Will Need * A pair of pants * Scissors or a seam ripper * Shoes * A friend * Pins * An ironing board * Measuring tape * An iron * Thread * A needle * A dry or damp cloth (optiona ...more

How To : Sew a straight stitch by hand

This how to video tutorial demonstrates how to sew a straight stitch by hand, just in case you don't have a sewing machine. The straight stitch is excellent for simple hems, decorative stitching and gathering fabric.

How To : Sew a whip stitch by hand

This how to video sewing tutorial demonstrates how to sew a whip stitch by hand, just in case you don't have a sewing machine. The straight stitch is excellent for simple hems, decorative stitching and gathering fabric.

How To : Make a peasant (or gypsy) blouse

This video shows how to make a peasant blouse, using a T-shirt pattern from a previous video. Take the front of the T-shirt pattern and cut it out of your fabric. You will need two pieces the same, one for the front and one for the back of the blouse. Save the extra fabric fro ...more

How To : Hem a sleeve

In this video, we learn how to hem a sleeve. First, turn your shirt inside out, then lay it flat. After this, grab the sleeve and fold it over to where you want it hemmed to. Next, place pins in the spots where you want your shirt hemmed, then go over the area with an iron. Ne ...more

How To : Hem a pair of suit pants

Hemming a pair of dress pants is no longer a mystery. Karen Schmidt demonstrates step-by-step what is needed to get professional looking results. Measure the length that you would like to trim and pin the new hemline in place. Use an iron to mark the new pant length with a cre ...more

How To : Use a fold over elastic

Watch this sewing tutorial to use the fold over elastic for sewing dance clothing or any garment with a stretchy component. Simply fold the elastic over the seam or edge of the fabric and sew it on with a zig zag stitch to create a stretchy hem.

How To : Make a fabric gift bag for any occasion

In this tutorial, we learn how to make a fabric gift bag for any occasion. First, you will need to grab any type of fabric with any design that you want the bag to be in. Next, you will fold in the edges of the fabric so it has a hemmed look, then sew them down. After you do t ...more

How To : Knit a Picot Hem

Knowing how to knit a picot hem is a good technique to learn. Usually, at the bottom of a garment you will have a ribbed edge. A picot hem, as pictured below, is a nice alternative. It's quite easy and here's how to do it. Start by casting on the number of stitches you need f ...more

How To : Make a DIY faux fur shawl

In this tutorial, we learn how to make a DIY faux fur shawl. First, hem on end of each of the linings. The linings for them both must overlap, then sew around the edges. Pull this inside out and then hand sew the opening to the shawl. Once you finish, you can put the shawl on ...more

How To : Revamp a junk shop dress

In this tutorial, we learn how to revamp a junk shop dress. First, you will need to measure out how short you want the dress to be while still wearing it. After this, take the dress off and pin it where you want to sew it. Cut off excess fabric, then sew the hem of the dress w ...more

How To : Make a vintage inspired vest with Threadbanger

In this tutorial, we learn how to make a vintage inspired vest. First, measure yourself around the bust waist and hips. After this, write down what your measurements are, then mark them on a piece of fabric you want to use as your vest. Cut out the shape and then fold in the e ...more

How To : Make a skirt out of shirt sleeves with ThreadBanger

This Thread Banger video demonstrates making a skirt from men’s button down shirt sleeves. Brooksie from Haute Sew presents the technique. Two men’s button down shirts are needed. Cut the sleeves off the shirt at the seams and then split them open at the shirt sleeve seams ...more

How To : Sew a straight seam

You can learn to confidently and accurately sew a straight seam. You Will Need * Straight pins * A measuring tape * A sewing machine * Masking tape Step 1 Align the fabric to be hemmed and pin it in place. Align any notches, dots, or other pattern markings when pinning the pi ...more

How To : Sew a quick fitted t-shirt

Here's how to turn an old, incredibly large t-shirt into fitted shirt that is comfortable yet flattering. Find a large shirt that you would like to work with and one of your favorite fitted t-shirts. Simply trace around the fitted t-shirt onto the large shirt you wish to alter ...more

How To : Turn your old jeans into a rag rug

Collect all your old and worn jeans, then cut off the hems, cuffs and seams. Sew them all together onto a piece of backing fabric, and you have your own floor mat or rag rug. A great way to recycle old clothes.

How To : Hem a pair of skinny jeans

Are your new skinny jeans dragging on the ground? That's no good. Keep those bottom seams clean by hemming up your pants! In this sewing tutorial, learn how to hem a pair of skinny jeans and make them look as if they were taken straight to a professional seamstress.

How To : Add crochet embellishments to clothing

Un-dull your crocheted sweater with a little creativity. Adding some decorative details and features to your clothing will do wonders for fashion, and could hide unsightly holes! Embellishing with crochet can be a creative way to repair a piece of clothing, and it can add flai ...more

How To : Reduce the size of a t-shirt

If you've ever wondered how to resize a T-Shirt to a smaller perfect fit, then follow these simple steps presented by Stacey from Sewing Republic. To shrink down your T-Shirt, follow theses steps: You will need an oversized shirt, a smaller shirt to use as a pattern and your s ...more

How To : Make a corset out of an old pair of pants

Do you have an old pair of jeans hanging around? Maybe they don't fit anymore, or perhaps they are out of style? With a few stitches, you can turn that ugly old pair of pants into a stylish corset top. All you need is the pants and a sewing machine, with a couple buttons or st ...more

How To : Make a princess costume for Halloween

Not sure what to be next Halloween? A princess is a classic choice. Whether you’re making a costume for your little girl, or want to feel like royalty yourself, a princess costume is always in style. You Will Need: • A party dress • Craft or fabric glue • Rhinestones and c ...more

How To : Make a your own poofy bubble dress

In this video we learn how to make a your own poufy bubble dress. First, grab a black stretchy shirt and cut the arms off of it. After this, take the fabric that you want to use for the skirt and lay it down, creating little peaks on the top of it. This will give you the volum ...more

How To : Hem your favorite jeans

In this tutorial, we learn how to hem your favorite jeans with Laura. First, place your jeans on your body, then cuff them where you want to hem them. Next, take your jeans off and pin the cuffs where you wan to hem them to keep them in place. Next, measure out the length of t ...more

How To : Reconstruct your t-shirt with a fringe design

This video shows us the method to reconstruct your t-shirt with a fringe design. You will need a long fitted t-shirt, scissors and a sewing machine which is optional. Cut off both sleeves of the t-shirt. Now cut the middle of the shirt on only one side. Cut off the collar. Hem ...more

How To : Make a Toga & Greek Goddess Dress

You've probably seen your fair share of sloppy, sloppy togas for Halloween over the years. You know what I mean — hems either pooled around the ankles or ending awkwardly above the knee, one hand trapped akimbo because it's too loose around the waist, a wardrobe malfunction wa ...more

How To : Make a bubble tube top out of your bf's underwear

Ladies, it seems to be the trend to wear boyfriend cuts in clothes so here’s a video that will show you how to create a creative super cute and girly top using a guys shirt and tighty-whities. You can wear guy clothing and still look very feminine. You need: + Thread + Need ...more

How To : Make scarves from old T-shirts

Making three different scarves out of an old T-shirt is fast and simple. For the first one, lay the t-shirt out flat and cut horizontally from one underarm to the other. Next, cut one layer of the tube. Now cut straight lines every 1/2" inch all the way up to the last inch of ...more

How To : Hem pants

How to hem pants; get professional tips and advice on methods and techniques on sewing and altering clothing in this free instructional video series. Part 1 of 13 - How to Hem pants. Hem pants - Part 2 of 13. Click through to watch this video on expertvillage.com Hem pants - P ...more

How To : Make your own curtains

In these video clips you’ll learn how to make your own curtains. Expert artist and fashion designer Lindsay Sanders demonstrates the process of making window treatments composed of a valence and panels in easy to follow steps. She discusses the types and styles of valences and ...more

How To : Hem pants so they fit

You will need marking pencils or chalk, scissors, seam ripper, pins and good quality matching thread. Mark desired length on each pant leg. Option 1: Stand on pants and place a pin where fabric hits the floor. Option 2: Fold pants up to desired length & pin. Take pants off; tu ...more

How To : Mend and hem clothes

In this video series, watch as expert seamstress Karen Weisman teaches how to mend, patch, and hem clothes. Learn how to replace a button, how to thread a needle, how to use a sewing machine to fix buttons, how to remove old buttons from clothing, how to use a hand sewn blind ...more

How To : Hem a skirt

Most of us aren’t lucky enough to get clothes tailored for our bodies so to get your skirts just the right length you may need to change the hemline yourself. In one evening you can change a mediocre skirt into your favorite piece of clothing. Hemlines change with the seasons ...more

How To : Sew an easy women's skirt with a pattern

Get a basic skirt pattern like the one in the video, choose a fabric you like, and then follow along with this tutorial to sew your own easy and quick women's skirt. This tutorial demonstrates several techniques like seams, darts and hems.

How To : Turn old jeans into a skirt

Summer is just around the corner and those jeans that seemed perfect for winter aren't looking so hot. Put those jeans to use, and make your very own jean skirt. Grab a pair of scissors and a sewing machine and get started. Turn your old jeans into a cute skirt and embrace yo ...more

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