The double fold hem is super simple. It’s great for finishing up baby blankets, double gauze blankets, napkins, bags…whatever!
The idea is to fold the hem twice to hide the raw edge. No raveling with wear. Gives a nice finished edge.
Double Fold Hem Video
Steps for the hem:
1- Fold the edge over 1/4″
2- Fold the edge over again another 1/4″
3- Stitch along the edge of the hem to secure
4- Corners— fold the corner point up, diagonally. Then fold the new edge 1/4″ and again 1/4″. The last fold should make a miter corner if it’s correct.
Why use this kind of hem?
mitered corner- these are so nice and really aren’t that hard to do
finished edge – looks professional
no raw edges- the project will wear better. No raveling along the raw edge
add additional embellishments– the edge after if it hemmed can then be embellished. Add pom poms (like the project in the video) or ribbon or lace.
Looking for projects to use this on?
What kind of projects do you use the double fold hem on?