Sewing Tip – Ironing hems

Hems!! My least favorite thing to do when sewing. Is turning under hems evenly.

A girlfriend gave me a tip on how to make them happen a little quicker and nearly pain-free. (Already started on my Halloween sewing ๐Ÿ™‚ย  )

I use a piece of card stock paper and mark my hems that I need. 1 side I marked 1/4 and 1 1/4 inch. The other side I marked 1/2 inch and 1 inch.

Simply put the paper near the edge of your cut fabric. Turn the fabric over the outside edge of your cardstock so it lines up the hem or however much you need to turn your fabric over. Once lined up- iron it straight. ๐Ÿ™‚ Now you know it’s the correct size needed. A whole lot faster.

I love it!!! I was able to turn under hems so quickly and evenly. WHEW!! What a great tip and I have loved it ever since and thought I would pass this on to my readers just in case you didn’t know.

If you have any other great tips for this chore to make it easier I would love it if you share with me.

I know using this cardstock shaved off ALOT of time and headache for me just on this one project ๐Ÿ™‚


8 Responses to Sewing Tip – Ironing hems
  1. Janet
    August 4, 2011 | 11:59 am

    OMG! I have been sewing for YEARS and never thought of this. How simple ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Chrystina Swain
    August 4, 2011 | 2:10 pm

    THANK YOU!!!!!!!! I needed this too! Love your blog and now I love your friend too!

  3. Laurie
    August 4, 2011 | 4:30 pm

    Love this idea! So many years of struggling with hems and to now have a perfect solution! Thanks!

  4. Annie~Savor This Moment
    August 4, 2011 | 6:27 pm

    Love this! I usually break out my ruler and just measure every six inches or so, but this looks much easier! Thanks for sharing.

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  6. Pam
    August 6, 2011 | 9:34 pm

    Great tip!!!

  7. TidyMom
    August 7, 2011 | 9:39 am

    I do this too!! GREAT time saver!!

  8. alison
    August 9, 2011 | 9:36 am

    That is a great idea! I always worry about my hems! Thank you for sharing! ๐Ÿ™‚

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