How to Hem Lace

Learn how to hem lace with four different methods. Lace is a beautiful fabric to work with and sewing it can be easy if you know the right techniques.

Lace is such a gorgeous fabric to work with and can made into some really stunning sewing projects, but do you know how to hem lace? I will talk about four different ways to hem lace.

This hem finish is great when you want the hem to blend in with the item you’re making.

Finish with Lace bias binding

This takes a little longer than other finishes, but it works really well for curved hems. This is how I finished my mermaid lace skirt.

Cut strips of fabric 2″ by as long as possible. Make sure you cut it on the bias. Sew the right side of the bias lace to the wrong side of your hem with a 3/8″ seam allowance and a straight stitch.



Press the seam allowance towards the bias lace. Fold the bias lace raw edge up to meet the seam allowance.

Fold the folded edge of the bias lace up to cover the stitches and pin. Press well. Sew from the right side with a straight stitch and stitch in the ditch all the way around the trim securing it in place. 


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