Curved hem tutorial

As seen in my last post, here is my tutorial for making a curved hem.

You need: Top pattern pieces, tracing paper( grease proof paper works too), tape measure, french curve, pencil and paper weights of some type, I used coins( not nessecary but helpful)

This step isn’t necessary but it gives the top a good drape if you’re using a fairley lightweight fabric like silk or lightweight cotton.

Word of advice that I soon realised, the top looks much more flattering when the top piece has  a shorter less curved hem then the back piece.

Just a note to say that for the back a lengthened more curved hem works better.Thats it!

There are more pics and info in this post. Hope you like it, send me pics if anyone uses it.



  1. Anna Dorthea Aasbjerg · October 7, 2012

    OMG! I’ve been looking for a french curve for ages. Do you of a place that sells them and would ship to Denmark?

    • bluesewncat · October 10, 2012

      I’m afraid I don’t, there might be Panduro Hobby, in Sweden (I don’t know if they’re in other countries) but I don’t know if they sell them. I’m probobly not the best person to ask. If your really stuck I would think that German craft companies should ship to Denmark as your neighbous.
      I found this page (see below)
      I hop it’s useful! Good luck in finding your curve!

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