As I am working, in my eagerness to sew using organza, I realised hemming it is a an issue, a HUGE one for me! I mean the usual press and turn won't work and organza frays like crazy!
So I experimented a few techniques, using different presser feet and managed to put up this tutorial. I hope it is useful to another adventurous sewing friend out there, braving sheer fabrics for the first time like me. Pay attention to caption notes I wrote under the pics. Enjoy! :)
|You want a SMALL zig zag stitch length. This is what I used on my Singer Confidence.|
|No need to pin...Keep rolling/folding the fabric edge as you sew. Do it slowly :)|
|The result - rolled hem using regular multipurpose feet.|
|Let's try and see....|
|Somehow, the result is better using the regular foot :)|
After a lot of trial and error and this experiment, I personally feel that hemming organza using a sewing machine is neater and more uniformed. You'd see some bits of fabric fray on them, just trim it and you'd achieve a nice result.
BUT, because I'm churning 3 gowns over here - I am opting for the serger rolled hem this time aound, purely because it's faster. So again, it's a matter of personal preference.
I hope you like the tutorial, have a great day! :)