Careful finishing touches on a garment are a reflection of your overall sewing skills. No matter how well your garment looks, something as simple as a puckered hem can easily detract from your garment’s overall appearance.
Do you know what may cause your hems to pucker and ripple? It might be as basic as the fact that the hem allowance doesn’t reflect the inside width and shape of the side seams.
Sewists of all skill levels can learn how to make pattern-perfect hems. Whether you need to shorten your new pair of cropped pants or you are in the final stages of completing the perfect pair of pants you made from scratch, you will benefit from these directions for truing a hem. The dictionary describes “truing” as conforming to or consistent with a standard pattern, like a true copy. To true a pattern means to make all the pieces match and join so the facings are perfect mirror images of their corresponding garment sections.