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How to Hem a Skirt by Hand

By: Eva Ferrebee for
Updated April 15, 2022

Learn How to Hem a Skirt by Hand with the help of this video tutorial. How often do you find yourself trying on skirts at the store only to find that they don't hit you at the right place? It happens a lot but that doesn't mean you should put it back.

Especially if it's on sale or in the clearance section. You can easily hem any skirt at home. It's not a difficult sewing technique but does involve a few important steps and some patience. Once you know how to hem a skirt, you'll never need to have your clothes professionally altered again. Here's one sewing trick you'll find totally useful.


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If you are using a double thread for this, NEVER knot them together. HEMMING A SKIRT ... Knot each end individually. This keeps the threads from knotting while you work. Try it. It's the best piece of advice I ever took from a professional seamstress.

Where id the video on how to hem a skirt. On a machine?


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