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Flint Sewalong: How to sew a wide hem

How to sew a wide hem // Flint pants and shorts sewalong on Megan Nielsen Design Diary

My dears today we finish your Flint pants or shorts! This pattern includes a wide hem to add body to the hemline, however other hemming methods are possible if desired. If choosing a narrower hem you will need to shorten the pants or shorts by the difference between the included hem intake and your chosen hem.

How to sew a wide hem // Flint pants and shorts sewalong on Megan Nielsen Design Diary

Fold in ½” (1cm) along the hemline and press well.

How to sew a wide hem // Flint pants and shorts sewalong on Megan Nielsen Design Diary

Fold in 2” (5cm) along the hemline once more and press well.

How to sew a wide hem // Flint pants and shorts sewalong on Megan Nielsen Design Diary

Topstitch just under 2” (5cm) from the folded edge all the way around the hem. If you find there is a little excess fabric on the inside fold, just pinch it, fold it down and sew right over it (near a seam is my favourite place), and it won’t be noticeable from the outside of the garment.

Press well and wear your new Flint pants or shorts with pride!

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Meg is the Founder and Creative Director of Megan Nielsen Patterns, and is constantly dreaming up ideas for new sewing patterns and ways to make your sewing journey more enjoyable! She gets really excited about design details and is always trying to add way too many variations to our patterns.

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