Welcome to BSD Maggie Sew-A-Long Post #5 – Hems and a Link-Up
If you are still with us for this project, thank you, we have made it to the home stretch!
The Maggie Top, Tunic, and Dress is amazing, and it is such an easy make that I kept forgetting to take pictures of the hemming process. DOH! I figure that’s not a horrible thing since it meant I had to make more Maggies! 😀
Pressing and hemming the sleeves can be a little daunting because you’re working with such a small area; however, if you are careful, sew slowly, and take your time, it will be easy peasy.
Normally, I finish the edges of my sleeves with my serger before hemming – I’m not sure why I didn’t this time. At any rate, fold the sleeve hem up at 1/2″ and press.
Using the pressing line as a guide, pin the hem in place.
Or, distribute Dritz Washable 1/4″ Wonder Tape around the hem, and press again – it’s amazing, I’m telling you.
Sew the hem in place using a 3/8″ seam allowance. I suggest using a double needle and sewing from the right side of the fabric because that helps with stretch and it looks pretty.
Heming the bottom
The process for hemming the bottom of the Maggie is identical to the sleeves, it’s just a longer hem. This time, I did serge the edge of the shirt.
Fold the hem up at 1/2″ and press. Either pin in place or use Wonder Tape to hold the hem while you stitch.
Use a stretch stitch, coverstitch, or a double needle and sew your hem.
Voilá! Your Maggie Top, Tunic, and Dress is finished! Give it a wash and have fun wearing it! Don’t forget to share yours in the link up by clicking the button below. As always, leave a comment if you have any questions.
Next up, I will be writing about the fabulous fabric companies that contributed to this sew-a-long.