Hemming: not hard, but definitely time consuming. It's during the final stretch of a wonderful piece that you are met with this beast. I don't enjoy hemming because I just want to get to the finished garment already! :-)
Well I'm throwing out my hem measuring tool and going an easier and faster route. (This is for a double fold hem - but also would work for single fold with serged edge)
Want to know my secret?
Step 1: Mark of 1/2 inch seam on your sewing machine (or use what I love: a nifty -cheap- Magnetic Seam Guide
). Then sew with a stitch length of 4 all around the bottom of your garment.
Step 2: Have your iron hot and press that up so just the bottom of that thread line is folded.
Step 3: Press up again with the hot iron and pin.
Step 4: stitch all around hem 1/2 inch, just catching in the double fold on the backside.
Enjoy nice, even, fast, and easy hems every time!
~ Happy Sewing! ~ Kristin ~