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Ezy-Hem | Dritz

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  • Description

For hems 1/4 to 4 inch on a straight edge and 1/4 to 2-1/2 inch on a curved edge.

To turn and press edges on pockets, pattern alterations, belt and waistbands.

To turn and press edges before stitching patches and appliques in place.


Use with a steam iron. Always test fabric sample for proper heat and moisture. Protect fabrics that water spot with a pressing cloth.

CAUTION: Ezy-Hem® may be hot while pressing. Attach a quilter's ruler handle to gauge for easy handling.

Press all hems from the fold up. This eliminates ridge marks on the right side of the fabric.


  1. Turn up fabric along hemline, insert Ezy-Hem® Gauge and press.
  2. Move gauge along hemline and continue pressing.


  1. To ease hems, stitch 1/4 inch from raw edge, using a basting stitch.
  2. Turn up fabric along hemline, insert Ezy-Hem® Gauge. Using a pin, pull up stitches every few inches until hem lies flat; press.