Skip Navigation Website Accessibility


Awesome Alterations: Hems for Every Occasion

Learn 6 different types of hems so you can customize just about any garment. In this in-person class you will learn 2 hand techniques and 4 using the machine:

1. Hand invisible hem
2. Hand invisible hem with lining and jump pleat
3. Machine invisible hem
4. Narrow machine hem
5. "Hollywood" jeans hem
6. Double needle "faux coverstitch" hem

Supplies, available at Grant House Sewing Center:

Standard sewing machine (capable of straight stitch and blind hem stitch; variable stitch length and width; variable needle positions;  2 thread capacity)

Presser feet: standard/zig-zag foot, zipper foot, narrow edge foot, blind hem foot, and 1/4" seam foot

Machine needles, double needle

Hand sewing supplies

Fabric for samples, for example 2-3 fat quarters

5/8" Stitch Witchery

Bias tape



Tape Measure

Seam Gauge

Seam ripper

Sewing scissors


Skill Level: Beginner
Skill Details: Beginner to intermediate. Sewists should be familiar with their sewing machines (changing needles, feet, stitch settings, stitch width/length).
Instructor: Elizabeth Bryant
Instructor Bio: Elizabeth Vana Bryant is a Palmer/Pletsch Certified Fitting Instructor. She teaches in-person classes in Southern California, and virtual classes internationally through the magic of Zoom. She has been sewing for over 50 years, and has specialized in garment fitting and couture construction for over two decades. She has studied couture sewing under Susan Khalje and is the founding leader of the American Sewing Guild Los Angeles Chapter's Couture Group. You can reach her through her website,

{{model.event.first_date}} - {{model.event.last_date}} {{model.event.sections.length}} Sessions {{model.event.sections[0].time}}
{{}} {{s.time}}

Seats available {{model.remainingSeats()}}



Included Materials



This class cannot be purchased online. Please contact the store for more information.