Sew Hip 11 – Hong Kong Finish

Here are the step by step images and instructions for the Hong Kong finished that Tracy Cushing used in her Plaid trousers.

HONG KONG FINISH
This is a simple way to give a very upmarket look to your seams.

Step 1 CUT BIAS STRIPS
Cut enough 3.5cm bias strips from lining fabric to cover the seams you
want to finish. The strips can be joined together if they aren’t long
enough.

Step 2 SEW TO SEAM ALLOWANCE
Press the seam you want to finish open.

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Sew the bias strip to one unfinished edge of the seam with right sides
together, 6mm from the edge.

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Step 3 FOLD OVER
Fold the bias strip over so that it wraps around the unfinished edge.
Pin in place, then sew a line of straight stitch just in the join
between the two fabrics.

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Trim the excess on the wrong side.

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Repeat on the opposite side of the seam allowance then press the seam
open again.

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One Response to “Sew Hip 11 – Hong Kong Finish”
  1. Carol Stripe says:

    Great to see the sample of Hong Kong finish. Well done Tracy. Keep up the good work.

    Carol

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