Today we’ll be hemming our Larks. As with the sleeves, this is the same for every style of shirt included in this pattern. This is the most basic method to hem a knit shirt, but it’s the one I use ever time. I’ll be showing the body hem below but the sleeve hems are identical.
The first step is to press up your 3/4″ seam allowance. From here you’ll be stitching the hem in place. If you’re using a coverstitch or zig zag stitch, you’ll want to catch the folded edge with one side of the stitch and just the shirt with the other so that the raw edge is concealed inside of the stitching. If you’re using a straight stitch, you’ll want to stitch about 1/8″ from the raw edge of the folded edge.
Once you’ve sewn around your hem, give the stitching line a press to get everything flattened out and that’s basically it! I know there are a zillion different ways to sew a hem but this is how we do ours and what works for us.
That’s it for the Lark Sew-Along, but we’ve got a few Variations planned for the upcoming weeks. Thanks for sewing along with us!