How to Hem a Wedding Dress With a Train?

Hemming a dress is similar to baking a cake. You just have to follow the steps one by one, like baking, mixing, frosting, and all the rest. It’s not much difficult if you know the exact techniques. Just as same to that hemming a wedding dress is really easy, even if it has a train. Do you know how to hem a wedding dress with a train? Don’t worry, even if you’re a newbie, because I am here to show you some simple and easy techniques. So, believe in yourself and follow the instructions below.

I was about to hem my dress, which was around 10 feet tall. I am like half of that. But when I went to bridesmaid, they asked 70 dollars for hemming my dress. I was literally hesitating to give anyone what I really can. Yes, it’s not that hard; some basic sewing skills are enough for this. So, I took a step forward and completed the process with my own effort. That’s what you can also give, can’t you? Take your time and follow the simple steps I have crafted below.

Equipment and Supplies Needed 

  1. A long gown
  2. Sewing machine
  3. Matching thread and bobbin
  4. A cutting mat and a rotary blade
  5. Frey check and overlock machine

How to Hem a Wedding Dress With a Train?

Step 1

It is crucial to acquire an accurate measurement of the grown. So, try the grown on and figure out how much hem is needed for you. Once you do that, mark the places.

Step 2

Take your dress and lay the hem on your working table. Now, use a seam gauge for cutting it into an accurate measurement. You’re gonna need some pins to hold the fabric in one place. In this case, if you find that you have less than 2 inches, consider half of your job is done. But if you have more than 2 inches, then you’re gonna need to hem all the way around. In my case, I had to remove 4 inches from the bottom.

Step 3

Once you have got the measurement and marked the places properly, take your rotary blade and use it through the drawn line. Don’t hurry; take your time.

Step 4

Now, use a serger and color thread that matches your dress and finish sewing the raw edges. It is recommended to check the serger stitch so that nothing goes wrong. You may find some errors, but within a short time, you will find the appropriate settings for your beautiful dress.

Step 5

It’s time to stitch the hem up. So, take your dress and attach the hem using the matching thread. That’s it; your dress will be ready to use.

Final Thoughts

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