Alright, friends! We’ve made it to the final day of the Appleton Dress sewalong. Today, we’re hemming the sleeves and the dress.
For the sleeves, turn the bottom edge under 1″ and press.
For the hem, turn up the bottom edge 1.5″ and press.
Hemming jersey can be a little fiddly. My favorite cheat is to use water soluble wonder tape to stick my hem in place. It’s especially helpful if you don’t have a walking foot or you find your hems tend to get bunchy. Alternatively, you can use “steam a seam” which is a fusible webbing which works in the same way.
First, you remove the paper from one side of the tape, and press the sticky side along the edge of the hem:
Then, take off the second paper side from the tape:
Then, press your hem down – you have a little bit of leeway to pull it up and re-adjust if you don’t get it right first time.
Then, hem using either a twin needle, a narrow zigzag, or a coverstitch machine.
Yay! Your Appleton Dress is finished!! I can’t wait to see all of your makes!
Thanks so much for sewing along with me!