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Wattle Sewalong: How to sew the hem

how to sew the hem on the Wattle skirt by Megan Nielsen Patterns

Here we are friends! On the very last step of our Wattle skirt construction! All we have to do now is hem.

Views A+D have a narrow hem, and views B+C have a wider hem. But if you’d like a narrower hem on B or D, just simply shorten the skirt by the difference between the included hem (2 1/2″) and your desired hem. But I’ll show you both below!

Ok, let’s finish this up…

VIEWS A+D (BIAS CUT)

how to sew the tie waistband on the Wattle skirt by Megan Nielsen PatternsBias cut hemlines tend to stretch out. It’s best to let your skirt hang on a hanger or dress form for atleast 24 hours to allow it to potentially drop and stretch before hemming.

how to sew the tie waistband on the Wattle skirt by Megan Nielsen PatternsIf your skirt has dropped in some areas, just simply use your scissors to even it back out.

how to sew the tie waistband on the Wattle skirt by Megan Nielsen PatternsOnce everything is even, fold in 1/2″ along your hemline and press.

how to sew the tie waistband on the Wattle skirt by Megan Nielsen PatternsFold in a second time by another 1/2″, enclosing the raw edge. Press well again and pin in place.

how to sew the tie waistband on the Wattle skirt by Megan Nielsen Patterns how to sew the tie waistband on the Wattle skirt by Megan Nielsen PatternsTopstitch just under 1/2″ from the folded edge.

VIEWS B+C

Views B + C have a wider hem to add body to the hemline.

how to sew the tie waistband on the Wattle skirt by Megan Nielsen PatternsFold in 1/2″ along the hemline and press well.

how to sew the tie waistband on the Wattle skirt by Megan Nielsen PatternsThen fold in a second time, this time by 2″, enclosing the raw edge. Press well and pin in place.

how to sew the tie waistband on the Wattle skirt by Megan Nielsen Patterns how to sew the tie waistband on the Wattle skirt by Megan Nielsen PatternsTopstitch just under 2″ from the folded edge all the way around the hem.


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About Author

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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