It’s the last post for the Colleen Cape Dress & Top sewalong! Today we are wrapping it up as we wrap up most sewing projects: with a hem! The first time I sewed a twin needle hem I was absolutely amazed. I was scared to try it for so long only to find it was so easy and made my garments look more elevated. If you have never sewn a twin needle hem, fear not! I will walk you through it in todays video.
How to Sew a Twin Needle Hem:
More info about Twin Needle Hems:
- If you don’t already have a twin needle, I like this set* from amazon that includes multiple widths so you have options! *affiliate link
- If you like, you can serge the edge of your fabric before sewing the twin needle hem. However your machine will create a zig-zag on the underside of the stitch which locks your fabric in place, so it is not necessary.
- If you are experiencing “tunneling” (the fabric puffs up between the twin needle stitches) try loosening your bobbin tension a bit.
- For extra flimsy knits, I like to use a fusible hem tape to help stabilize the hem before applying the twin needle stitch. However, be careful using this tool in a garment that needs to have good stretch and recovery. The hem tape will inhibit the stretch of the fabric.
Sewing a twin needle hem is a great technique to have in your sewing toolkit. Especially useful as you branch out into sewing with knits more often. Once you try it, you will use this technique over and over again!