Make Easy Hems with Wonder Tape | Tutorial
I cheat. I admit it. If there’s an easier way to do something, and still get great results; betcha that’s how I do it! So I thought I’d show you one of my favorite sewing cheats: Wonder Tape.I’m an amazon affiliate. That means if you buy any product from my link, I’ll get a small commission with no additional cost to you.
Today I’m working with Dritz 406 1/4-Inch by 10-Yard Wash Away Wonder Tape. Ready?
Make Easy Hems With Wonder Tape
Gather your supplies. You’ll need your garment to be hemmed, an iron, and wonder tape. That’s it.
Unroll your Wonder Tape and use your fingertips to apply it to the wrong side of your finished edge. If you apply it crooked, simply lift the tape and move it. It has a nice bond but it’s not permanent.
Use medium heat to press your fabric, Wonder Tape down. The heat will fuse it to your fabric.
Now peel the paper layer off the back side of the tape. You’ll see a thin, clear strip of adhesive on your hem. Its barely visible it in the photo above.
While the fabric and adhesive is still warm, gently fold your hem down. Just lightly push it with your fingers, using your serged edge and the tape as your guide. It will stick just enough…
To flip your fabric over and press into place. Your hem is ready to stitch!
For this post, I’m making a very narrow hem for a ruffle. I use 5/8″ tape for larger hems. Wonder Tape is great for knits too; it provides just enough stability to get a perfect finish. It never gums up your needle. (Reading this post took you longer than it did for me to hem my ruffle.)
So if you don’t use this stuff, you should try it! Wonder Tape is the best cheat ever. Do you have a favorite tool or supply that you can’t live without?