How to hem a circle skirt

The hem of a circle skirt is curved, which can make hemming it tricky. This rolled or folded hem is my favorite way to hem a circle skirt. It doesn't require any extra materials, and it creates a neat, fully enclosed hem with a bit of weight to it.

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Need a circle skirt pattern? Use the body piece from the Wrap Skirt, or draft your own with this handy dandy tutorial.

First, baste all the way around the bottom edge of your circle skirt using a 1/2" seam allowance. Press the seam allowance up toward the inside of the skirt.

Next, fold the seam allowance up ANOTHER 1/2". Press again. Now your raw edge is neatly encased in a little pocket.

Stitch this pocket down using a 1/4" or 3/8" seam allowance. 

And you're done! Look at that purdy circle skirt hem!

Need more? Check out these other fab circle skirt hemming tutorials:

Elisalex, By Hand London, "Nerdy Sewing Tips: 3 Ways to Hem a Curve" (2014)

Bias tape hem: Becca, The Simple Life Pattern Company, "Hemming a Circle Skirt"

Hem facing: Deby, So Sew Easy, "How to Sew a Hem Facing on a Circle Skirt"

Horsehair Braid: Gertie, Gertie's New Blog for Better Sewing, "The Magic of Horsehair Braid (A Little Tutorial)" (2010)

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