This course is all about learning basic Hemming techniques that can be easily replicated at home.
This course covers hemming techniques you can do at home and on a variety of garments including the notoriously difficult circular hem.
Learn basic hemming techniques including a variety of stitches, as well as knowledge of impact on fabric type.
Hemming is the one sewing task that everybody needs to tackle at some stage. Learn to prepare a hem for sewing in a simple 3-step process. Tutor Aphrodite Vasilikakis will then demonstrate different ways of securing the hem including machine blind stitch, machine top stitch, no sew method and a method of hand sewing hems that tailors use. Students will also gain an understanding of how fabric type and garment style determines the finish and width of the hem.
Students must be able to use a sewing machine and have basic sewing skills.
Please bring the following to class:
Gutterman thread (all purpose or 100% polyester) preferably a dark colour
Bernina bobbin (must be specifically for Bernina machines other bobbins are not compatible)
Dress makers scissors,
Pins – dressmakers pins (need to be sharp)
Tailors chalk – multi coloured pack (4 different colours),
Measuring tape (preferably with cm on one side and inches on the other),
Quick unpick/seam ripper,
Machine needles – packet of Schmetz Universal no. 80,
Hem gauge (optional)
Thread cutter (optional),
notebook and pen.
Those with basic sewing skills who are keen to learn the basics of hemming.