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Banksia Sewalong: hemming

how to finish the hem on the Banksia Blouse // tutorial on Megan Nielsen Design DiaryHem time for the Banksia blouse! A nice quick one for today, shall we get to it?

how to finish the hem on the Banksia Blouse // tutorial on Megan Nielsen Design Diaryhow to finish the hem on the Banksia Blouse // tutorial on Megan Nielsen Design Diary

NOTE: the instruction booklet has you do a  1/4″ turn up and hem, but I did a 1/2″ here for personal preference. 

Fold under 1/2″ and press, then fold under 1/2″ again and press.

how to finish the hem on the Banksia Blouse // tutorial on Megan Nielsen Design DiaryHead over to the sewing machine and topstitch.

how to finish the hem on the Banksia Blouse // tutorial on Megan Nielsen Design DiaryDo the same for the sleeves.

And thats it! Easy peasy, right?

 

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Holly writes part time for the Megan Nielsen blog– sewing like crazy, creating tutorials and sewalongs. She has been sewing since she was a little girl, and has her degree in apparel design. Now she’s a stay at home mama, and spends all her free nap times at her sewing machine.

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Lisa
Lisa
9 years ago

Wow… I love this top with a band at the bottom. And the necklines and placket are finished with bias tape.. How do you sew the bias tape to the placket?

Meg
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Meg
9 years ago
Reply to  Lisa

Thanks Lisa!

Yep the neckline, armsyces and placket are finished with bias tape. For the placket, i went the easy route – i folded the bias tape in half (so essentiall it was double fold 1/4″ wide tape), and topstitched it in place around the edge. Super easy, but a really great visual detail!

hugs! xoxo

Katy
9 years ago
Reply to  Meg

I love the bias tape around the placket. Did you attach it before sewing on the plackets? I imagine it would be a bit like piping to attach? However I’m not sure if you attached it after sewing all the placket. Great idea.

Meg
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Meg
9 years ago
Reply to  Katy

Hi Katy!!

I used double fold bias tape – so what i did was i first went around the neckline and encase the raw edges. Then when i did the placket I added the placket as per normal (without any bias tape). It was only afterwards that i decided that the bias tape would look rad around the placket – so i very careful topstitched it around the edge of the placket – it basically sit right on top of the placket seam allowance. it was pretty cheaty but i love how it turned out!

I hope that helps!!

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