How do I sew a hand-rolled hem on a scarf?
A hand-rolled hem is a lovely soft finish for a scarf edge. Begin by thread tracing the hemline with hand stitches (Figure 1).
Thread trace hemline with hand stitches.
Machine stitch 1/8" from hemline; trim 1/8" from stitching.
Use a fine needle and a single strand of fine silk, cotton or polyester thread.
Anchor the thread with a small backstitch. Slipstitch by picking up a single thread of the scarf fabric, then taking a small (Figure 3).
Roll hem with thumb and index finger; slipstitch hem.
Remove the visible thread tracing, but do not press the hem flat. It should remain a soft roll.