Materials
  • - Fabric
  • - Lining
  • - Thread
  • - Buckram
  • - Weights
  • - Curtain Hooks
  • Tools
  • > Sewing Machine
  • > Needles
  • - Pins
  • - Clamps
  • - Scissors
  • - Set Square
  • - Straight Edge
  • - Invisible Marker
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    Step 6b: Hem the Fabric panels
    Printable Worksheet
    Printable Instructions

    MAKE THE HEM

    Hem the bottom edge of the fabric panels and add curtain weights. This is a double hem (turned twice) 8cm for sill length curtains and 10cm for floor length curtains:

    • Position curtain weights 6cm in from each end of the fabric panel (to allow for side turns in the next Step) and at half width intervals.
    • Sew the curtain weights flush with the bottom of the curtain panel. (when the hem is folded up twice they will sit on the bottom of the hem)
    • Fold up the bottom (10cm or 8cm)
    • Fold up another (10cm or 8cm)
    • Pin the hem in place.
    This video shows you
    • How to position and sew in weights.
    • How to fold and pin the hem.

    STITCHING THE HEM

    View this next video to see the machine options on your sewing machine for machine stitching and how to hand stitch the hem.

    This video will show you
    • Machine straight line stitch.
    • Machine blind hem stitch.
    • How to blind hem with a hand stitch in detail.

    Extra Help & Comments

    Petra
    Hi, I've paid for the tutorial and tried to watch them on three different devices but they all get stuck about 10-20s in and just won't carry on playing. Any idea what the issue could be?

    Thanks, Petra
    Sew Helpful
    Hi Petra it is almost cetainly your internet speed. Can you see if the LOW RES videos play. There is a link on the left of the page.
    Petra
    Thank you for your reply. I've also tried in two different locations but I'll give that a go, thank you.
    Petra
    I've managed to watch them now and they're fantastic. Thank you!!
    Petra
    I've managed to watch them now and they're fantastic. Thank you!!

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