My Mom and two of her sisters worked in a garment factory in the early mid-century. One of them worked there until it closed in the late 1980's when manufacturers started sending their work to foreign countries. From them, I learned to love to sew. Though my first sewing machine was just a little pink plastic toy machine that only did one stitch, I loved every minute I spent sewing on it. I haven't stopped loving sewing since then.
Hem and Casing
Once both your side hems are finished, you’re ready to press and sew the hem and casing. In my case they are both the same size. The process is very similar to sewing the side hems. The only real difference is they are three, instead of one inch.
Fold over and finger press 1/2″ , then fold over three inches, press and pin in place. Sew as you did the side seams.
Some like using a blind hem stitch for the bottom hem of curtain panels. I use both depending on the fabric and/or how formal the room is the panels will be hung in.
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