I am no longer afraid to hem knits after my positive experience today! I just got done hemming up a shirt that had a serged hem that I didn’t like. I have always hated hemming knits because of the puckering and rolling. But, I found my signature method this morning. Here is what I did.
I started out with a knit shirt that had been finished with a serger along the hem. It is a super cute shirt but it always ends up rolling up along the hem and looks like a tube around my hips (not sexy). I want this St. Louis Cardinals shirt ready for opening day!! What a shame to waste a glittery MLB shirt.
First, I decided how much I wanted to hem up which turned out to be 1/2 inch.
I pinned my fold in place and was sure to press everything is well…don’t skip this step!
I recommend using a walking foot for this because it will feed your fabric through the machine evenly. My machine is a Bernina Magic 910 Electronic. It is the machine I learned a lot and I think it might be older than me!
You can see what needle I used in also take a look at my walking foot…
You must stitch with the right side of your fabric app because the bobbin will create a zig zag pattern with the thread below.
I was very pleased with the results. What do you think?
My tabby, Matilda, was also thrilled with the outcome and gave lots of purrs of approval. She loves spending time in the sewing room.
What tips and secrets do you have for hemming knit fabrics? Do tell!