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Donovan Sewalong: Hem

It’s time to hem! Today, we will be hemming our Donovan Skirts. You can view all of our Donovan Sewalong posts here.


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If you are sewing View A, you can hem the front and back of the skirt separately. If you are sewing View B, you will be hemming the whole bottom edge at once.

First, turn up the hem of the skirt 1/4″ (0.6 cm), and press.

Then, turn up the hem of the skirt again 1″ (2.5 cm), press, and pin. You can use a ruler or a hem gauge to ensure the hem is even.

Next, topstitch 7/8″ (2.25) from the hem.

Press one more time, and the hem is complete!

You have now completed the body of your Donovan Skirt! Next time, we will start working on the waistband. Let us know if you have any questions in the comments below!

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Chloe

Hi, I'm Chloe, the Creative Assistant at Helen's Closet! I'm a Vancouver transplant from San Francisco. I love sewing, the outdoors, and RuPaul's Drag Race.

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