Hand Satin Stitch Edge Finish – Vintage Embroidery And Sewing Techniques Part 4

Hand Satin Stitch Edge Finish – Vintage Embroidery And Sewing Techniques Part 4

Here’s a sampler my grandmother made in 1950: A satin stitch hem suitable for lightweight and sheer dresses.

diy hand rolled hem satin stitch scallop edge finish vintage 1950s couture

She stitched the satin stitch by hand. The thread is slightly thicker than ordinary sewing thread, but much thinner than cotton embroidery thread. The sampler is called ‘rolled hem’, so maybe the hem was hand-rolled prior to the satin stitch finish.

hand satin stitch edge hem finish vintage 1950s couture
Front and back view

Here you’ll find part 3 and part 5 of my vintage embroidery and sewing series.

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