A zig-zagged edge.

Zig-Zag Edges

Sometimes, you just want to finish an edge really really fast – you don’t care if it looks pretty up … More

Stay stitching.

Stay Stitching

“Stay Stitch inside the seam allowance” is a fairly common instruction in patterns.  Generally, stay stitching is used to make … More

The selvedge edge of fabric is completely finished, and often more densely woven than the body of the cloth..

Using the Selvedge Edge

The “selvedge” (not “salvage”, which is what I always thought my mother was saying) edge of the fabric is created … More

The Machine Rolled Hem.

Machine Rolled Hem

The machine rolled hem is, of course, completely not period before the advent of sewing machines and special task machine … More

A Ribbon Hem, front side, worked with 1/8" wide gold grosgrain.

Ribbon Hem

This technique produces a lovely hem – fully finished, and with a decorative ribbon right at the edge.  

Finished Bias Bound hem, front and back

Bias Bound Hem

This is fast way to make a fully finished hem, using commercial Double Fold Bias Tape.