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Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Finishing raw edges of organza with ribbon

I love my sheer skirt!

I figured out a great trick to finish the edges of the organza with white ribbon.

A lot of the skirts that I used as inspiration had contrasting hems like the one above and it's actually way easier to finish the edge with ribbon instead of trying to hem it. 

Here's what I did:

I used transfer paper to mark where I wanted the finished edge to be (can you see the blue marking?). I basted the ribbon to the wrong side of the fabric with the edge of the ribbon just overlapping the finished edge marking. Then I stitched the ribbon to the organza right along that edge.

Next, I folded over the ribbon and ironed it flat, and trimmed the excess organza so that the raw edge is hidden under the ribbon.

Finally, I stitched down the other side of the ribbon, enclosing the raw edge.

Nice, clean edges!

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