As a habitual craft queen, I often find myself struggling to negotiate the difference between kitsch and professionalism. It’s one thing to have a cleverly sewn craft project here, a quirky little gift there, but after I mastered the art of DIY sewing projects, I faced the challenge of producing expertly executed pieces of art. Ultimately, the difference is in the details, like learning how to sew a rolled hem.
A rolled hem is an excellent way to transform that homemade frock into a weightless prom night stunner, or to make those hand-sewn cloth napkins look like they came from a Williams-Sonoma catalog. Particularly suited to lightweight fabrics like silk, satin and linen, rolled hems are often featured in home décor pieces, cloth napkins, floor-length or flowy gowns, sewn ruffles and sports clothes. When added to a home décor sewing project, learning how to sew a rolled hem adds that extra attention to detail that can elevate your finished product from a homemade craft to a delicately designed masterpiece.
Fortunately, I found an excellent tutorial that helped me learn how to sew a rolled hem and take advantage of its versatility in sewing projects. To add a professional finish to your latest sewing project, try using a rolled hem. You’ll need the rolled hem presser foot on your sewing machine to get started.
Practice by serging a rolled hem on homemade cloth napkins like these Super Easy Napkins and Table Runner for party decorations.
Once you’ve mastered the skill, try out one of these fantastic wearable projects!
What sort of projects to you like to make with a rolled hem? Tell us in the comments!