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How to Hem: 11 Hemming Tips + 22 Hemline Sewing Projects

Discover tips and tricks on sewing hemlines and easy hemline sewing tutorials!

By: Anna Deen, Editor, AllFreeSewing.com
How to Hem Hemming Tips and Sewing Projects

Whether you are new to sewing or are an experienced sewist looking for more sewing tips and tricks, this hemming guide is just what you've been looking for! With this article, you can learn how to hem the edges of your clothing to prevent fraying by checking out the tutorials from the following collection of hemming techniques. 

In addition to including tutorials and explanations for sewing different types of hemlines from an invisible hem to a rolled hem, this guide provides some quick tips and shortcuts that you will want to share with all of your sewist friends! For instance, if you hate ironing before hemming, check out this handy tutorial on How to Quickly Press a Hem using a hair straightener. If you are having difficulties with trying to hem a stretchy, knit fabric, then check out these useful tips on How to Hem Stretchy Fabric.

Lastly, we were sure to include a section on hemline refashioning tutorials that will add some pizzazz to your old wardrobe, as well as a section on clothing sewing patterns with stylish hemlines. Whether you are searching for a DIY upcycling project, sewing pattern, or a hemming tutorial, this guide to hemlines is bound to have something for you!

Check out this great video for beginner sewists on how to hem a skirt:

How-To Hem: Hemline Tips and Techniques

How to Quickly Press a Hem

Trying to figure out what kind of hemline suits your sewing project can be confusing! Luckily, we put together a collection of basic hemming tutorials that will save the day no matter what kind of hemline you need. In our guide, we describe the situations where you might need different types of hems. For instance, if you are sewing a DIY skirt or dress pattern where the hemline can easily be seen, try sewing a hem facing or using a blind hem tutorial. No matter what type of hem you are looking for, we have the hem tutorial for you!

Hemline DIY Refashioning Tutorials

Scalloped DIY Hemline Refashion

This section shows you how to easily refashion your clothing with these easy sewing tutorials for new hemlines! If your jeans are too long, check out this tutorial for hemming your jeans like a pro. Or perhaps try bringing an old shirt or dress back to life by adding this cute scalloped DIY hemline. This collection will show you how to upcycle everything from pants to shirts with these simple hemline tutorials!

Clothing Sewing Projects with Stylish Hemlines

Asymmetrical Hem Dress Tutorial

If you are looking for sewing projects from scratch, check out this selection of easy clothing sewing tutorials that range from DIY shorts to maxi dress patterns! What these sewing patterns all have in common is that these projects all have funky but fashionable hemlines. For instance, this Asymmetrical Hem Dress Tutorial features a stylish asymmetrical hem, while this Seriously Sweet Scalloped Dress includes a playful scalloped edge. No matter your taste, you are sure to find a sewing tutorial with the perfect hemline for you!

Do you have any tips or tricks for sewing hems? Let us know in the comments below!

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