advertisement

advertisement

No Thanks
Let
Keep In Touch With MarthaStewart.com

Sign up and we'll send inspiration straight to you.

Martha Stewart takes your privacy seriously. To learn more, please read our Privacy Policy.

Make Crisp, Even Hems

Martha Stewart Living, November 2009

When you're hemming fabric -- whether for table linens, curtains, or clothes -- accuracy is important. Ensure good results and save time with this technique: To make a 1-inch hem, for example, draw a line on card stock, 1 inch in from an edge. Place the card stock on fabric, with line parallel to fabric edge. Fold fabric over card stock, aligning fabric edge with line; press with an iron. Repeat, folding and pressing again to encase the raw edge. Stitch hem to secure.

Comments (3)

  • Laura Reinhard 10 Aug, 2014

    The idea is great. The photo and instructions are not. The text colouring on the photo make it hard to read

  • Janice Beitz 9 Aug, 2014

    Just be careful that the pen or pencil used to make the line will not transfer to the fabric of your project.

  • jcsallen3 5 Feb, 2011

    How simple and simply genious. Thank you for the fab tip!!!!