Pea Coat Sew-Along: Hem

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Hello Sew-alongers, can you see the light at the end of the tunnel? I cannot wait for the big reveal on our virtual catwalk (blog) and even better… the streets of the world. I have really enjoyed co-hosting this sew-along and I sincerely hope you have enjoyed sewing with us. Meg will go over the finishing touches.

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Collar sewing

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Collar progress.

Today’s post is very short and sweet since the pattern instructions for steps 55-57 are very clear. We have already covered hand-sewing techniques. Have you downloaded your guide yet?

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Finish your hem with bias binding. Turn up your hem 1 1/2″ (3.8 cm). You can press or baste in place.  Slipstitch the hem in place easing the fullness.  Take a short horizontal stitch between the bias and main fabric working from right to left.

Pro tip:When hand sewing hems by hand don’t double your thread.

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Pro tip: To avoid knots being caught and pulling the hem down; always start and finish your slipstitch with a double stitch. Double stitch is going back though the stitch you made having the thread wrapped under the needle.

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Slipstitch remainder of the lining to front facing and side front seam.

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Ta dah! 

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