How to do Reversed Woven Hem Stitch

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So, you have come to the end of your woven piece and now want to make another hem stitch to match the hem stitch you began with.  Here is how it works:

Step 1: You will be working from left to right, keep enough yarn for four picks across your work and cut the strand.  Thread the yarn onto a darning needle and insert the darning needle above the work, two strands over.

Reverse Hem Stitch

Step 2: Pull the yarn taught.  Bring the needle around to where you began and insert, bringing the tip through two rows down and two rows across.  This should make a wrap around the two strands of yarn that you are working with.

Reverse Hem Stitch

Step 3: Pull the yarn taught.

Reverse Hem Stitch

Step 4: Then, insert the needle before the next two strands, bringing the tip out two strands over.  Pull taught. This will make a verticle wrap around the two weft strands.

Reverse Hem Stitch

At the end of the hem stitch row, complete step one.

Reverse Hem Stitch

Then do step two except you will notice that there is no weft strands to hold the yarn in place.

Reverse Hem Stitch

This is where you weave in your end through the hem stitch by hiding the yarn in the middle.

Reverse Hem Stitch

The beauty that is hemstitch! You may now cut your warp!

Reverse Hem Stitch

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  1. Lisa Loewer
    Lisa Loewer01-04-2013

    Hi Maven,
    Just wanted to let you know how much I enjoy your blog. Whether you’ve posted something technical or thoughtful I always take something good away from each post. Thanks for sharing. I am a long time crafter and now a former quilter that has gone back to working with yarn. I just got my first rigid heddle loom and am just as much in love with weaving as I thought I would be. Two projects done already and countless others to go. Your blog is inspiring. I’m going to try this hem stitch from your tutorial on my next piece so thanks again. ~Lee

  2. Maven
    Maven05-04-2014

    Thank you Lisa, your words are so kind <3

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