I really have loved this type of hem for the longest time but I don't see it very often among clothing stores. It adds a sweet touch to an outfit, doesn't it? When you can't buy it, then you make it yourself!
- Skirt, dress or shorts made of thin fabric (ex. cotton, jersey, rayon, etc... preferably not denim). If working on a skirt/dress, it is easiest to work on a full skirt or a straight skirt. Circle skirts will be extremely difficult to work on
- Marking utensils
- Thread that matches your fabric
- Stencil or a small, circular object
1. On the bottom hem of your clothing item, take the edge and fold it upwards approximately 2.5-3 inches (leaving enough room to draw your scallop shape). A small part of the inside should now be facing the outside. Pin all around the fold to keep the fold in place.
a) Best option: blind hem stitch by hand or by using a sewing machine the original hem to the skirt/dress/shorts
b) Sew as close as you can along the scallop edge again so that the scallops lay flat. Cut off the excess fabric around it
c) Use fabric glue to get everything to stay
Tada, you're done! Hope you enjoyed it :)