Call me slow, but it took me awhile to learn about this whole double folded hem. It’s so easy, and now that I know about it, I won’t go back when it comes to clothing.
When sewing a single folded hem, you simply fold your fabric once, press flat, and sew. This is okay for some things – I did our closet coverings this way, because we never see the backside. But, when it comes to clothing, you often see the underside – and with a simple hem, it can look messy. Enter the double folded hem.
A double folded hem is super easy. You fold your fabric 1/4″ and press. Fold it a second time, the width you’d like the hem to be, press, and sew. Be sure you are sewing on top of both folds, to keep things neat. Here’s what a double folded hem looks like once it’s finished:
It gives the clothes a much more professional and finished look – and the greatest thing is – it’s easy peasy lemon squeezy!