If you're looking to take your sewing skills to the next level, mastering the art of finishing hems with a pin hem is a must. A pin hem provides a sleek, clean look that will elevate the appearance of any garment. In this blog, you can read all about the steps to create a perfect pin hem, giving your garments a professional touch.
The Jasmine Peplum Blouse pattern by Dovetailed London is a brilliant pattern for this technique as the hems of the sleeve cuff, peplum front and back and peplum collar are all finished with a pin hem.
Preparing the Hem
The first step in creating a pin hem is to prepare the hemline. To do this, turn the raw edge of the hem to the wrong side by 1 cm (3/8 in.). Use a pressing tool to help you achieve a crisp, clean fold. Once you have your fold, stitch close to the fold using a 1.5 mm (1/16 in.) seam allowance. This will create a single row of stitches.
Creating the Pin Hem
With the first row of stitching complete, it's time to create the pin hem. Cut away the excess raw edge taking care not to cut into the first row of stitches.
Turn the raw edge under again to the wrong side using the width of your stitch line. Press the hem in place and then, from the wrong side, stitch another line 1.5 mm (1/16th in.) from the fold. This line should be very close to the first line of stitching. When you're finished, you should have two stitch lines on the wrong side and one stitch line on the right side.
Repeat for All Hemmed Pieces
Repeat this process for all pieces that are hemmed using this method, including the hems of the sleeve cuff, peplum front and back, and peplum collar. This will ensure that all of your garment's hems have a consistent, professional-looking finish.
Creating a pin hem is an essential skill for anyone looking to take their sewing to the next level. By following these simple steps, you'll be able to achieve a sleek, professional-looking finish that will elevate the appearance of any garment. So why not give it a try? With a bit of practice, you'll be creating perfect pin hems in no time!
WATCH THE VIDEO OF HOW TO SEW A PIN HEM BELOW:
SHOP THE SEWING PATTERN HERE
SHOP THE WORKSHOP HERE
SHOP FABRICS HERE.
SHOP MATCHING THREADS HERE.
SHOP SEWING BOOK HERE.
SHOP FABRIC SUBSCRIPTION BOXES HERE.
SHOP GIFT CARDS HERE.
SHOP SEWING SUPPLIES HERE.