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Veronika Sewalong: Hemming

Veronika skirt - how to hem

This is it! The last step of the Veronika sewalong for the woven views. We will finish with the hem!

Make sure to hang your skirt on a dress form for a few daysNote: It is recommended to let your skirt hang on a dress form or hanger for a couple days.

That way you may correct any parts of the curve that may have stretched out. Just trim those areas down and correct the hemline curve before hemming.

First, you will sew a line of basting stitches 1/4” from the raw edge all the way around the skirt hem.First, you will sew a line of basting stitches 1/4” (6mm) from the raw edge all the way around the skirt hem. This is very helpful when hemming curves to ensure your hem stays even.

Next, you will fold inwards 1/4” (6mm) along the line of basting stitches and press.

Fold in again 1/4”, enclosing the raw edge and press.Fold in again 1/4” (6mm), enclosing the raw edge and press.

Lastly, sew close to the folded edge of the hem and press.Lastly, sew close to the folded edge of the hem and press.

Note: I like to use my edge stitch foot to keep the folded edge perfectly aligned. I just move my needle over a bit and sew along.

Your hem is finished!Your hem is finished!Finished Veronika hem.And that’s it! Congratulations on finishing the Veronika skirt!

Finished View A Veronika skirt.

Finished View A Veronika skirt.

I hope you’ve found this sewalong helpful and that you enjoy your beautiful new skirt!

Happy sewing!

Nastasia

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About Author

Nastasia is a mom of four who loves to sew for herself and her family! She enjoys putting her spin on patterns and exploring her creativity. Nastasia has a degree in broadcast journalism and is a dance teacher and dance mom. She loves her alone time in her sewing space, but also enjoys involving her children in the process too!

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