Simple How To: HEM A DRESS

1) First I tried the dress on inside out. Next fold the dress to desired length and use safety pins to hold it in place.

2) Lay the dress flat and measure to make sure your hem is even. Leave an extra 1/4 - 1/2 inch of length in the back or it usually ends up too short. (You can re-pin and try it back on to be sure.)

3) Mark your measurements with a pencil or chalk, then re-pin with straight pins. Use sharp scissors to carefully cut the extra material off. Leave an extra 1/2 inch of over hang to tuck the material under and create the hem.

4) Fold the hem under and re-pin with straight pins.

5) I was sewing a velvet/velour material so I used a simple straight stitch on my sewing machine. 

 6) You can also use a less noticeable (Blind Hem Stitch.)

Click here to see a great tutorial from on how to create a BLIND HEM STITCH.

7) You can also sew a Blind Hem Stitch by HAND.

Blind Hem Stitch

Blind-Hem Stitch: A hemming stitch that’s nearly invisible from the right side of the fabric. After anchoring your thread in the folded edge of your hem, take a tiny stitch in the main fabric at point A, grabbing no more than one or two threads of the material. Make a diagonal stitch, bringing the needle down to the folded edge at point B. Go through the folded edge and bring the needle back up, repeating the process.


Using the same steps above, I recently refashioned my dress into a shirt. 

See how I refashioned my floral skirt HERE

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