2Hem 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.
3Folded hemSimple: the raw edges are turned under and stitched to the garment.Uses: Lower edge of garments, pockets, ruffles, sleeves with no cuffs.
4Blind HemUses Blind stitch and catches a few yarns of fabric but is not visible from the outside.
5Glued HemUsed in leather and leather like fabrics. Increases quality, no needle punches.Seen as poor quality in other fabrics.
6Shrittail 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.
7Rolled HemVery narrowly rolled up to enclose a raw edge of a hem. May be topstitched, blind stitched, or over edge stitch.
8Clean 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.
9Decorative FinishesScalloped, shell or lettuce Edge of hem.
10Unfinished FinishPinking- Cut fabric with serrated blade or scissors. Used on Opaque fabric, retards raveling but doesn’t stop it.
11Facing 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.