2 Hem Any finish at the edge of a garment Stitching-(EF) Edge Finishing Hem tapeSecures hem and increases quality and price.Types:Folded, Blind, Glued, Shirtail, Rolled, Clean finish, Booked.
3 Folded hemSimple: the raw edges are turned under and stitched to the garment.Uses: Lower edge of garments, pockets, ruffles, sleeves with no cuffs.
4 Blind HemUses Blind stitch and catches a few yarns of fabric but is not visible from the outside.
5 Glued HemUsed in leather and leather like fabrics. Increases quality, no needle punches.Seen as poor quality in other fabrics.
6 Shrittail hemNarrowly folded twice and topstitched in place. 1/4” wide with one row of stitches.Used in shirttails that are tucked in, gives a casual look, or in garments with flair.
7 Rolled HemVery narrowly rolled up to enclose a raw edge of a hem. May be topstitched, blind stitched, or over edge stitch.
8 Clean Finish Narrow hem at edge Medium to high quality apparel. Raw edge of seam or hem allowance is folded under once and stitched. Adds bulk.Used in lightweight fabric.Costly- 4 passes through sewing machine.
9 Decorative FinishesScalloped, shell or lettuce Edge of hem.
10 Unfinished FinishPinking- Cut fabric with serrated blade or scissors. Used on Opaque fabric, retards raveling but doesn’t stop it.
11 Facing Any Fabric used to finish a raw edge of a garment. Used in necklines, armscye, back of garments.Example: Button Band, French Front that covers buttons.