We’re so close to finishing our Max tees! We’ll wrap up the sew along by sewing a turned-up hem or attaching the hem facing.

SEW THE HEM FACING

With the right sides together, sew the hem facing to the bodice hem, matching the notches and side seams. Trim your seam allowance to half. If your fabric is thick, grade your seams by trimming the facing seam allowance to 1/8” (0.3 cm) and the bodice hem seam allowance to 1/4” (0.6 cm). Press the seams towards the facings.

UNDERSTITCH THE HEM FACING

Understitch the hem facing by stitching a line 1/16” (0.15 cm) away from the seam. Make sure to catch the seam allowance towards the facing when stitching.

EDGESTITCH THE HEM FACING IN PLACE

Press the hem facing towards the inside of the bodice and pin in place. Lengthen your stitch length a bit. Start at the side seam and sew from the wrong side during this step. Edgestitch the hem facing in place at 1/16” (0.15 cm). When stitching from the wrong side, make sure your bobbin thread matches the right side of your garment.

OPTIONAL HEM TAPE & HEM CROPPED VIEW

If sewing the cropped view, you may find it helpful to use 3/4” (2 cm) fusible knit stay tape to help stabilize your fabric while hemming. If so, apply it to the hem. You can also finish the hem edge before hemming. Press the hem, wrong sides together, at 3/4” (2 cm). Topstitch the hem using a regular straight stitch or stretch stitch.

FINAL PRESS

You are finished. Give your Max Tee a final press!

Max Tee Sew Along Posts: Getting Started | Sew Shoulder Seams, Side Seams, and Armhole Facings | Sew the Neckbands and Neck Facings | Sew the Hem and Hem Facing


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