How to Stitch an A-Line Frock: 3/4 The Hem

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In this video, you will learn to stitch a hem along the bottom edge of an A-Line Frock.

The Hem protects the raw edge of a garment, while providing a neat finish.

To learn how to bind the edges of an A-Line Frock, watch the previous video.

Spread the garment on the table inside out.

We shall now stitch a hem with the raw edges along the bottom of the garment.

The hemline has already been marked with notches on the side.

Along the hem allowance, start folding the raw edge of the bottom in half, inwards against the wrong side of the fabric.

Now, hold the raw edge near the notch and make a double fold with the hem allowance, as shown.

Secure the fold by attaching a series of evenly spaced pins, extending it all the way to the other end of the hemline.

While folding, always press along the fold with your fingers to set a crease.

The crease will also serve as a guideline while stitching.

Proceed to apply pins along the edges of the garment.

We shall now start stitch the fold in place.

Place one end of the hem under the needle.

Along the fold, start stitching towards the end of the hemline.

Stitch as close to the folded edge as you can.

When you reach the other end of the hemline, stitch off the edge and cut the thread.

Repeat the same step on the other side.

Verify if the stitch is consistent.

You have now learnt to stitch hem of an A-line frock.

To learn how to stitch the side seams and finish your garment, watch the next video.

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