View Full Version : [sew along] Scalloped edge on knits - in DL

02-02-2011, 12:04 PM
Step 1: Using a Dritz Ezy-Hem or seam gauge, turn hem under 1/4 inch. If you are using a lightweight knit, you will most likely need to use starch or extra water to hold it in place. I wouldn't use pins or wondertape to hold the hem in place.

http://i152.photobucket.com/albums/s181/shoepants/Stash%20Game/scalloptutorial002.j pg

Step 2: Set your sewing machine to the blind hem stitch. This is a Singer 500A, and I had it set on the widest stitch length. Please refer to your manual for specifics for your machine. This technique may also be called a shell edge in your manual.

http://i152.photobucket.com/albums/s181/shoepants/Stash%20Game/scalloptutorial007.j pg

Step 3: Start sewing with your fabric on the inside of your machine. You will sew the straight stitches on the fabric, but the point of the zig-zag will go off the fabric. Eyeball where your fabric should go. Do not backstitch.

http://i152.photobucket.com/albums/s181/shoepants/Stash%20Game/scalloptutorial008.j pg

Step 4: Make sure that the point of the triangle goes off the edge of the fabric. It will not scallop if you sew on the fabric.

http://i152.photobucket.com/albums/s181/shoepants/Stash%20Game/scalloptutorial012.j pg

Step 5: Continue sewing in this manner, and go slow. Do not backstitch at the end, but leave a long thread tail.

http://i152.photobucket.com/albums/s181/shoepants/Stash%20Game/scalloptutorial013.j pg

Step 6: Tie a knot at both ends to secure your stitches.

http://i152.photobucket.com/albums/s181/shoepants/Stash%20Game/scalloptutorial015.j pg

Step 7: Most likely your fabric will be a little wonky after sewing. Iron hem.

http://i152.photobucket.com/albums/s181/shoepants/Stash%20Game/scalloptutorial016.j pg

Finished view front:

http://i152.photobucket.com/albums/s181/shoepants/Stash%20Game/scalloptutorial017.j pg


http://i152.photobucket.com/albums/s181/shoepants/Stash%20Game/scalloptutorial018.j pg

Step 8: Finish garment as instructed.


02-02-2011, 01:05 PM
Awesome! Thanks for the tute. I had no idea it would be that easy!

02-02-2011, 01:10 PM
Very cool! Great tute.

02-02-2011, 03:16 PM
Awesome! Thanks for the tute. I had no idea it would be that easy!

Ditto! Thanks, gotta try it now!

02-02-2011, 06:04 PM
Okay maybe even I could do that. Thanks Mel.

02-02-2011, 07:22 PM
awesome tute, and it looks so simple, i'll definately try it at some point :-)

02-02-2011, 08:19 PM
Mel...thank you! What a great tutorial!

02-02-2011, 09:19 PM
this is awesome!! i could see myself using this on the edge of a new camisole for myself. so great!!!

02-02-2011, 10:20 PM
Thank you!!! Awesome tute!

02-05-2011, 01:24 PM
Nicely done, I had no idea it was that simple.
Thanks for the tutorial!

Mama Lusco
02-06-2011, 09:57 PM
Love this! It looks so great on your neckline above. Thanks for sharing the tutorial! I also like your vintage machine. I'm a sucker for old machines and have 5 of them :)

03-26-2011, 09:25 PM
You make it look easy. I will have to try this soon.

03-27-2011, 04:56 PM
thank you!!!

05-01-2011, 07:22 PM
Oh I can't wait to try this!!

05-01-2011, 07:52 PM
Oh that is adorable! And your singer is older than mine so I have hope I can actually do this on my machine! THanks!

05-03-2011, 01:45 PM
that looks very simple, Thanks

05-04-2011, 02:36 AM
Thank you!!

07-19-2011, 01:18 PM
Cute! I'm going to have to use this technique on a set of jammies for my daughter.

07-19-2011, 01:36 PM
I am going to have try it.... I also love the shirt, I am going to have to find it!

07-19-2011, 05:48 PM
This is great! My daughter as a few RTW items with hems like this and I was wondering how to do it!

07-20-2011, 02:39 PM
Wow, great tut! The edging looks fabulous - great for girly tops. Thanks!

07-21-2011, 10:36 AM
Wow, great tut! The edging looks fabulous - great for girly tops. Thanks!

:yes:Its fantastic, the only hem I use on girl's t-shirts now!

08-25-2011, 09:10 PM
Thank you. Great tut.

08-26-2011, 01:12 PM
I just found this stitch on my machine I can't wait to try it!!!

09-21-2011, 01:06 PM
wow awesome!