Learn how to sew a double fold hem – smarter! This is probably the hem you’ll be using the most. (You can use it when sewing an easy pillowcase like this one.) It provides a clean finish both on the front and the back, with a little bit of measuring and one single seam. I have used a shortcut to make it even easier! Let’s see how.
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But you can do it the easy way, too. Here’s a lovely hack I use to make hemming easier than going the standard way. I used it in this easy pillowcase tutorial too.
How To Sew A Double Fold Hem
1) First, select your project and press the fabric. Then turn the raw edge of the hem under by the finished hem amount. See the pattern instructions. Here in my case, the seam allowance is 1″ (2.5cm):
2) Press. Then open the pressed seam allowance and tuck the raw edge underneath into that fold. Just push with your finger. Like this:
Save this sewing tip for later:
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