• Projects,  Sewing

    Simple Gathered Elastic Waist Skirt with Rolled Hem

    For the past few years, I have been focusing on sewing quilts and home goodies rather than fashion items.  I often found that my hem finishes didn’t look professional enough for my tastes. Things might be changing: I tested out one of the sewing attachments that came with my Singer 66 vintage machine, a rolled hem foot.  I was shocked by how easily this foot created the dainty rolled hem pictured below: The rolled hem foot feeds and rolls the edge of the fabric into the foot automatically.  It seriously feels like magic and the rolled hem is very small and tidy. I had 2 meters of this floral polyester fabric…