Hello Hemstitching!

Every time I want to do hemstitching, I have to look up how to do it. It’s easy, but for years I never tried it because I thought it was too hard. Now, I can open up Kindle on my iPhone and see the directions whenever I need to.

However, I remember making a headscarf in 4-H as one of my first projects. The first material I used was a dark blue cotton—rather fine—and it was impossible for a 10-year-old to pull out the tiny threads, let alone do the stitching. So, Mother took me shopping again and I chose a yellow coarse (and stiff) linen. I could see those threads!  If you can imagine a stiff linen headscarf you will see that it didn’t work as a closefitting headscarf, but I don’t remember the judge complaining when it came time for the county fair in Ohio.

I wanted to revisit hemstitching for this post, so I used the SEARCH function on my website homepage and found this post from 6 years ago. That was when I made my eBook about hemstitching. Click HERE to see the post and an easy method for hemstitching.

2 thoughts on “Hello Hemstitching!”

  1. Hello Peggy,
    I, too, must look up how to hem stitch, despite years of experience as a sewer and knitter. This beginner-weaver is grateful for your excellent illustration on how to begin a line of hem stitching. I do have one quibble – Please make your booklet available for purchase on a platform other than Amazon. I don’t have an account with them and have no intention to get one.

    • After reading your comment, I right away went to check on my previous posts for the one on hemstitching before the eBook came out. Couldn’t find it. Now I’m retiring from selling books and my former apprentice has the business so no more eBooks for me. The reason I made the eBook was that it had the highest number of “hits” of my top 10 most read posts! Anyhow, the illustrations are in my Weaving for Beginners book on pages 358-359. As a beginning weaver, I hope you already have my book. However, if you don’t have it yet, I could probably manage to screen cap the two pages and email them to you. Sorry for this long reply, but I know it must be somewhere because so many people had responded to it. Perhaps in an archive somewhere. I’ll be glad to send you the pages, but people say the book is a bible and I wrote it just for people like you after teaching beginning weaving for many years as well as production weaving.


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