Today I put on FB 'Chiffon I no longer dread you!' and only last year thats how I felt until I came across this (so far) foolproof way of doing a rolled hem. So I thought I would write a How to.
I received a lovely pair of lined trousers with a chiffon semi-sheer fabric outer which needed taking up. These are what I have used to demonstrate today.
Firstly cut the material to the required length leaving approx 0.5 inches / 1 centimetre to turn up. Then the most important line of stitching, the initial stay stitch. This enables you to turn the hem up easily, almost as if the edge is scored. I use the plastic edge of my machine foot as a guide, but it is approximately 0.5 cm, 0.25 inch.
Once you have done your row of stay stitching, you will be able to fold the fabric over for the next run around. I sew along the middle of the original sewn edge.
Once you have the second seam sewn, you can sew the last run around of your rolled hem, you need to fold the fabric over again and sew as close to the top edge of the turn up as you can.
As you can see below. while you have sewn around three times, only one line of stitching shows on the right side when you are finished.
Hope this de-mystifies the rolled hem for some of you!