September 2009 archive

Paper Backed Fusible Web – a review

Fusible web is a material that creates a permanent bond between materials when applied with heat. The most common use of fusible web is applique… the method of applying layers of cut fabric to create a design on a main piece of fabric.
For this sewing review, I will be discussing the different brands of paper back fusible web. This is the kind that you use for applique.  Read more…

How To Sew Hems

Looking for some good instructions on how to sew a hem? On this page you will find detailed step by step instructions and video tutorials for showning you how to hem pants… how to sew hems for your window treatments… how to hem your jeans… and more! Read more…

How To Hem Jeans and Keep The Original Seam

How To Hem Jeans and Keep the Original Hem

Are your jeans too long? Seems to me designers are making jeans for giraffes… not normal women. Don’t get me wrong… I would love to be taller with longer legs… but it’s not going to happen… so I need to shorten my jeans.
My favorite way of hemming jeans is to reuse the existing hem. This way the jeans don’t look home sewn. In fact, with this method, no one will know you hemmed your jeans yourself! Read more…

How to Hem Knit Pants

Hemming knit pants differs from hemming other types of pants because the fabric is stretchy, so an initial zigzag stitch is required to stabilize the fabric. Hem a pair of knit pants with instructions from a sewing craftsman in this video on sewing. Read more…

How to Hem Pants: Video

Learning how to hem pants can save you money and make you’re life a lot easier when you are buying pants. It can be easier than you might think as well. In this video you’ll learn how to hem pants with expert sewing tips for beginners. Jenny T. shows you step by step instructions for measuring the pants hem and cuff. You will also learn how to cut off the excess fabric, sew the bottom of the hem and sew a cuff to the pants. If you need to hem a pair of pants… you’re going to learn everything you need to know. Read more…