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What is "Hem" - Definition & Explanation

To hem a piece of cloth (in sewing), a garment worker folds up a cut edge, folds it up again, and then sews it down. The process of hemming thus completely encloses the cut edge in cloth, so that it cannot ravel. A hem is also the edge of cloth hemmed in this manner.
The place or act of making a finished edge in fabric by turning under the raw (cut) edge and sewing it.
(clean) - The double fold of fabric secured with a row of stitching with the raw edge of the fabric buried within the fold.
(raw) - A single fold of fabric secured with a row of stitching, leaving the raw edge of the fabric exposed.
A hem is also the edge of cloth hemmed in this manner.
Hem the edge of a piece of cloth, such as the bottom edge of a skirt or dress, which is folded over and sewn so that it does not develop loose threads.
To hem a piece of cloth (in sewing), a garment workerfolds up a cut edge, folds it up again, and then sews it down. The process of hemming thus completely encloses the cut edge in cloth, so that it cannot ravel.

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