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Lesson 12: The Tuck Hem

Updated: May 14, 2019



It's time to hem our dresses and finish them! I will have one more bonus embellishment in our final lesson, but today we are finishing those dresses, with a quick and easy tuck hem, so let's get sewing! The video and a short explanation are below. You will find all the lessons at Make Your Daughter a Dress.


Press the hem up 4 inches to the wrong side making sure to line up the side seam edges.


Work your way around the skirt pressing up 4 inches. Fold the hem up again another 4 inches, making sure to line up the side seams and folding the hem straight up. Pin in place. On the smaller sizes, this will bring the hem right up near the pocket, but that is fine. Make sure that it is smooth near the bottom of the dress.


Using a regular straight stitch and length, stitch 1 inch from the bottom folded edge.


Press the tuck flat and then press the hem and tuck away from the waist of the dress. It's that simple - your dress is hemmed!


Congratulations! Your dress is hemmed and finished! I just love the A-line shape and twirly factor this hem treatment gives the dress!

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