Learning to Sew Part 4: How to Finish Edges
Welcome to the Learning to Sew Series! We invite you to sew through this 7-part video series with us and learn some basic sewing techniques. Made with the beginner in mind, these videos will walk you through all the fundamentals from how to set up your machine to sewing basic stitches. At the end, we’ll put all the skills together and sew a pillow with a zipper!
Now that you’ve gotten to know your machine, sewn a few stitches, and learned how to seam, we’re ready to move on to a sewing skill you’ll use in almost every project: how to finish the edges.
Raw fabric edges can fray and don’t look very nice on a finished piece. To hide those unsightly edges you can create a hem or add a binding. In this video you will learn three commonly used methods of hemming as well as how to add binding to the edge using a binding attachment for your sewing machine.
Once you’re feeling comfortable with these hem styles, you can find tutorials for more specific, project-based hem styles in this video on Hem Construction Techniques (200550XHT).
Continue on in our Learning to Sew Series with Part 5: How to Sew a Zipper (200623XHT).