Time to hem those Briar’s baby! Hemming knits is not as hard as you’d think :) I think the greatest tool in your arsenal is a twin needle – a bit more about them in this post. If you don’t have one – no stress! You can still sew the hem with a zig-zag stitch on your sewing machine.
Oh and please heat up your iron- because we shall use it. Okie Dokie I’ve rambled enough – let’s do this!
As with any other hemming – preparation is the key to a neat finish. Measure your hem correctly – turn under 1/2″ and press. This will help make sure your hem is nice and even – and sometimes (ok fine, this time) I don’t even use pins if the pressing is really good
Your sleeves are straight so it’s pretty straightforward – but for the main hemline, just conform the hem to the curve as you are pressing. Knit is very forgiving and will conform if you help it along.
And then top stitch! As I mentioned before, I used a twin needle – they should be easily found in most sewing stores, but if you can’t find one, there’s always amazon.
If you don’t have one, go for the zig zag stitch – I personal think it’s a pretty cute stitch, and looks rather nice :)
Any questions my darlings?!
That’s the end of the basic Briar construction, next week we begin our variations!!!! SO EXCITED!!!
LOOKING FOR MORE BRIAR POSTS?
- How to sew the curved patch pocket
- How to sew the square patch pocket
- How to sew a neckline band
- How to sew a neckline binding (the Megan Nielsen way)
- How to sew a neckline binding (the traditional/standard way)
- The easiest knit neckline around
- Inserting the sleeves & sewing up the side seams
- Variation: How to draft elbow length sleeves
- Variation: A Valentine Briar sweater
- Variation: Centre front seam
- Variation: Side pocket Briar (by MadMim)
- Variation: The easy way to go sleeveless
- Variation: Leather elbow patches
- Variation: The dress
- Variation: Leather shoulder patches