How to Hem Garments

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Clothes too long or too short?!!!

Don’t be limited to your purchases by not knowing how to adjust the length of your garments correctly.

This class will take you from how to measure professionally  the required new length and preparation of the hem regarding the marking and cutting of fabric and sewing of the hem.


 $60 – 1 x  3 hour class. 10am – 1pm

What you will learn

  • Choosing what type of hem is suitable for different styles of
  • Proper technique of pinning and turning of required adjusted length of garment.
  • Understanding what marking pens to use.
  • Marking correct measurements and cutting excess fabric of garment
  • Sewing of different samples of hems
  • Sewing a straight hem with regular machine stitched hem for casual wear
  • Hand sewn slipstitch and catchstitch hems for a more tailored look for your garments
  • Understand how to stop puckering of hems with samples sewn for a tapered leg hem and also curved hem.
  • Displayed samples of hems finished with tape or lace
  • On completing the hem class you will have your sewn samples and handouts for future reference.
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Knowledge of use of a sewing machine is required for attendance in the hemming class. A Personal Orientation class is available for a student to become competent in the use of a sewing machine.

Booking Information:

Contact Loretta to start saving money when you can hem your own garments.  You could also start to make money yourself by taking up hems!!!

Please contact Loretta for enrolment on

Mobile:  0422837256  Landline:  5447 2823

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