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Tips on how to hem handmade garments to get a professional look.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Sep 1981 (v.59#9) pg. M8

How to sew elastic inside a casing so it doesn't have to be pulled through later. How to apply elastic to form a ruffle.
CLOTH DOLL Summer 1984 (v.2#4) pg. 42

Tip on making a finer, narrower hem.
CLOTH DOLL Summer 1985 (v.3#4) pg. 36

Tips for giving lace edgings and shank buttons a more professional look.
CLOTH DOLL Fall 1985 (v.4#1) pg. 40

Fine finishes. Beautiful borders give the edge to ordinary linens. Make these designs to any length and add to purchased or handmade items. Floral border, fanlace edging, garter-stitch bobble edging, filet leaf edging, openwork edging, etc.
CREATIVE IDEAS FOR LIVING May-Jun 1990 (v.21#3) pg. N&C-6

Fancy edge finishes. (1) Crocheted picot. (2) Woven "mock" picot. (3) Lark's head "bows". (4) Zigzag with embroidered diamonds. (5) Rope hem trim. (6) Ladder hemstitching. (7) Border floats.
HANDWOVEN May-Jun 1988 (v.9#3) pg. 53

Tips from a veteran fiber show juror on pillow finishing, hems, seams and wall hanging constructions.
HANDWOVEN May-Jun 1991 (v.12#3) pg. 30

Sewing tips. How to let out the waist of slacks or a skirt, how to reinforce the crotch seam in slacks, how to sew a very narrow hem, and tips on a quick way to rip out basting or permanent seams.
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO #6 Summer 1977 (v.2#2) pg. 93

A few tricks that will speed sewing projects. (1) Turning tubing for button loops using an ordinary stout needle. (2) Making a professional-looking hem by machine. (3) Ditch stitching neck, facings, cuffs, etc. (4) How to turn a corner precisely when topstitching.
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO Jan-Feb 1978 (v.3#1) pg. 54

How to put up a neat, reliable hem.
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO Mar-Apr 1978 (v.3#2) pg. 93

Tip on a two-pencil technique for marking a hem allowance.
KITE LINES Spring 1993 (v.10#1) pg. 50

Decorative three-thread serging stitch to trim the edges of a garment.
NEEDLE & CRAFT Aug 1989 (v.12#4) pg. 56

How to hand-sew decorative hems and edgings.
NEEDLE & THREAD Jul-Aug 1981 (v.1#3) pg. 5

How to hem a handwoven garment with bias strips of commercial fabric.
SHUTTLE, SPINDLE & DYEPOT #71 Summer 1987 (v.18#3) pg. 74

Tip: How to evenly adjust the fullness of the hem on an A-line skirt.
THREADS #5 Jun-Jul 1986 pg. 10

Two tips for making neater hems.
THREADS #5 Jun-Jul 1986 pg. 10

Tip: Stitching in the ditch: a fast method of finishing the inside of a waistband, collar or cuff without hand-stitching is described.
THREADS #5 Jun-Jul 1986 pg. 10

Tip: How to stitch a hand-rolled hem so that the stitches are hidden.
THREADS #10 Apr-May 1987 pg. 10

Construction uses for decorative machine stitches. How to make seams, hems and edges that are also decorative.
THREADS #11 Jun-Jul 1987 pg. 62

Tip: A quick and bulkless hem for short sleeves, shorts, toddlers' clothes and some styles of pants.
THREADS #12 Aug-Sep 1987 pg. 12

How to choose hand- and machine-sewn hem finishes. Planning, measurement and finishing techniques for the raw edge of the fabric are described. Drawings show how to do four hand-hemming stitches (plain hemming, a soft tailered hem, blind catchstitch and a slipstitched hem). Three machine-hemming stitches are described (blind hem, rolled edges and the fine-edge finish).
THREADS #16 Apr-May 1988 pg. 46

Techniques for applying bias bindings to necklines and armholes without creating wrinkled, stretched-out and twisted edges.
THREADS #18 Aug-Sep 1988 pg. 6
Added Info THREADS #19 Oct-Nov 1988 pg. 4

Tip: A method for attaching bias trim to gathered sleeve edges or bishop necklines.
THREADS #23 Jun-Jul 1989 pg. 8

A time-saving way to hem ruffles.
THREADS #27 Feb-Mar 1990 pg. 12

Tip describes a scallop-edge finish for lingerie or lightweight garments.
THREADS #29 Jun-Jul 1990 pg. 10

A look at the work of fashion designer Bonnie Cashin. Gridded pattern and sewing instructions for a Noh coat designed by Cashin. Also a gridded diagram for a parabola skirt and cape with storm hood. Accompanying article describes how to bind fabric with real or synthetic leather.
THREADS #31 Oct-Nov 1990 pg. 32

Scarf play. Techniques for hand-rolled, hand-stitched hems, machine-stitched hems and variations on a machine-stitched blind hem. Advice on fabrics and supplies, hemming stubborn fabrics and straight-stitching chiffon. Diagrams show how to miter a hand-rolled corner.
THREADS #33 Feb-Mar 1991 pg. 42
Added Info THREADS #34 Apr-May 1991 pg. 4

How to make asymmetric miters on hems.
THREADS #38 Dec 1991-Jan 1992 pg. 20

How to age hems of jeans.
THREADS #42 Aug-Sep 1992 pg. 28

How to remove the crease of a coat hem, especially in a soft, delicate fabric.
THREADS #45 Feb-Mar 1993 pg. 8

How to serge a circular hem to control the ease.
THREADS #47 Jun-Jul 1993 pg. 18

A simple machine embellishment. How to add decorative machine stitched hemstitching in white.
THREADS #48 Aug-Sep 1993 pg. 52

How to make a twisted fringe finish on purchased fabric.
THREADS #49 Oct-Nov 1993 pg. 12

A primer on hemming pants.
THREADS #50 Dec 1993-Jan 1994 pg. 56

Tip shows how to make double-fold bias strips.
THREADS #51 Feb-Mar 1994 pg. 18

How to finish a neckline or other edge with bias binding. Describes how to make a bias strip.
THREADS #51 Feb-Mar 1994 pg. 50
Added Info THREADS #52 Apr-May 1994 pg. 8

Tip on serging shirttail edges before hemming.
THREADS #53 Jun-Jul 1994 pg. 14

Creating elegant, functional bindings that both finish and embellish seams and edges of garments. Covers techniques for binding an edge, piping a binding, making a double binding, binding a seam, binding a zippered edge, adding a zipper extension and making a button loop.
THREADS #53 Jun-Jul 1994 pg. 46

All-machine technique for attaching lace edging to very fine fabrics while creating a tiny rolled and whipped hem.
THREADS #59 Jun-Jul 1995 pg. 12

Tips on making buttonholes and binding the edges of garments made from Polarfleece.
THREADS #60 Aug-Sep 1995 pg. 12

How to master a rolled-hemmer sewing-machine foot. Advice on fabrics that make great rolled hems and on stabilizing a soft fabric that may not feed and turn smoothly. Also shows how to sew a small enclosed seam and to hem and attach lace at the same time.
THREADS #60 Aug-Sep 1995 pg. 62
Added Info THREADS #62 Dec 1995-Jan 1996 pg. 6

The serpentine hem. How to make an undulating, piped hem.
THREADS #61 Oct-Nov 1995 pg. 44

Tip shows how to handle corners of hems on sheers such as chiffon.
THREADS #63 Feb-Mar 1996 pg. 18

When geometry meets fashion. A scaled-down version of a Ronaldus Shamask origami-based jacket. Includes details for making inseam buttonholes, mitered-corner patterns, a fold-over flap from neckline to cuff, a triangle-based collar and geometric lapels.
THREADS #63 Feb-Mar 1996 pg. 30

How to simplify the process of marking and measuring a long, straight hemline.
THREADS #64 Apr-May 1996 pg. 16

Sewing templates. How to make guides for foolproof hemming and topstitching.
THREADS #64 Apr-May 1996 pg. 43
Added Info THREADS #67 Oct-Nov 1996 pg. 6

Advice on what to do to prevent hems on denim skirts from turning up after washing.
THREADS #65 Jun-Jul 1996 pg. 10
Added Info THREADS #68 Dec 1996-Jan 1997 pg. 10

Tip on an easy alternative to ribbing on Polartec fleece.
THREADS #65 Jun-Jul 1996 pg. 12

Hem it right. A look at the most common options for hems (machine-hem for denims, Maybelle hem for chiffons, edge-finishing for hand-sewn hems, and common hand-hemming stitches.
THREADS #65 Jun-Jul 1996 pg. 43

Operation ravel control. A collection of techniques and guidelines for working with loosely woven fabrics.
THREADS #66 Aug-Sep 1996 pg. 41
Added Info THREADS #68 Dec 1996-Jan 1997 pg. 6

How to make a hem for sheer fabrics that is delicate yet looks good on both inside and outside.
THREADS #73 Oct-Nov 1997 pg. 14

A hemming technique that approximates the stitched-and-stuffed look of trapunto.
THREADS #76 Apr-May 1998 pg. 18

Top-notch topstitching. A gallery of topstitching and how to sew these lines perfectly.
THREADS #79 Oct-Nov 1998 pg. 30

Tip recommends using tiny quilting needles for hemming silk.
THREADS #81 Feb-Mar 1999 pg. 16

How to use fusible thread to make a neat narrow hem.
THREADS #82 Apr-May 1999 pg. 16

A tailor's technique for hemming pants.
THREADS #84 Aug-Sep 1999 pg. 16

A foolproof method for mitering corners.
THREADS #85 Oct-Nov 1999 pg. 16

The scalloped hem. Fabric considerations, making a template, facings, sewing, pressing and clipping.
THREADS #85 Oct-Nov 1999 pg. 30

Finishes for vadmal. Tips on cutting out a garment, joining pieces, lining, finishing edges and adding closing and other embellishments.
WEAVER'S JOURNAL #39 Winter 1986 (v.10#3) pg. 30

Medallion edging for a pillow case.
WORKBASKET Feb 1987 (v.52#4) pg. 32