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How to Sew a Shirt Hem with Bias Tape

I have a new tutorial on the Craftsy blog that I wanted to share here as well in case you missed it. As I mentioned previously, this is my new favorite method for hemming button-up shirts with curved hems. You can use this technique to hem any type of garment but it’s especially helpful on curved/inverted hem lines, like on a button-up. Not only is this method easier in my opinion, but I get a much cleaner finish on the bottom of my shirts than I do when I try to hem them the traditional way. Maybe you’ll get better results with this method, too!

Click here to see the full tutorial.


Have you used this method before? Do you find it easier like I do?


*Disclaimer – Unlike here on Lucky Lucille where you read 100% my own voice and content, my Craftsy posts are submitted to an editor. The editor titles my posts and will sometimes edit my copy and post format. Just something to keep in mind as you read. It’s still 98% me though!

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  • Great tutorial! this is my favorite way to put in a hem on a curved edge. I’ve got a Craft Gossip post scheduled for tomorrow morning that links to your tutorial:

  • Genius! Why have I never thought of doing this before? Definitely gives a more clean looking hemline. Thanks for such a clear tutorial 🙂

  • Excellent idea. I am going to try it next time! Isn’t bias tape a wonder?

  • misscrayolacreepy

    Ooooh this is such a good idea! And I like how clean it looks.

  • Katie

    THANK YOU!!! This is an absolutely fantastic idea!

  • I’m SO happy you tipped me off about this, because it really made all the difference on the cropped top I finished. Even though it wasn’t a particularly curved hem, it worked a treat. No extra bulk for a facing around my waist where the top ends!

  • Not used this before but this is going to be great. I have a peter pan collar blouse on my form waiting for some sort of bias armhole facings so I am going to try this on sleeveless armholes. Jo x

  • I’ve used this method for years, especially on shirts with curved hems. And yes, it’s an easier way to get a much nicer finish.

  • I haven’t used this method before, but I love it, especially you’re label!