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Category: Hemming Linen

Ecclesiastical Sewing, presents the popular sewing technique of hemming linen. Many people utilize this technique to create durable and clean fabric finishes. Hemming involves folding and securing the fabric’s edge to prevent fraying, making the fabric sturdier and more presentable.

Hemming is a technique suitable for various types of fabric, such as cotton, silk, and wool. It prevents fraying and gives a professional appearance to the finished product, which is why it is a popular choice for creating clothing, linens, and other fabric items.

In addition, the use of hemming techniques is not limited to everyday items, as Ecclesiastical Sewing demonstrates. We use unique hemming techniques on linen to create sturdy and beautiful meaningful pieces. The strength and purity of linen make it an ideal choice for this purpose. Careful hemming of the edges guarantees the endurance and neat appearance of the fabric.

Ecclesiastical Sewing involves hemming techniques that are unique to our creations, allowing us to create exquisite, clean, and richly valued pieces for the church. Hemming is an essential technique in making these items, as it ensures their durability and a clean, and neat appearance.

Therefore, hemming linen is a versatile sewing technique that makes fabrics sturdier and gives them a cleaner appearance. It is useful for fabrics that tend to fray and can give the finished product a professional and tidy look. At Ecclesiastical Sewing, we utilize unique hemming techniques to create liturgical projects that are both beautiful and durable, capturing the essence of tradition in religious ceremonies.

Church Linen Books

Fair Linens: Part 2 Hems

Fair Linens are hand hemmed with a simple slip stitch worked in even tiny stitches. The quality of the hand hemming is determined by the number of stitches made in each inch of length, as well as the evenness of the stitching. To aid in obtaining even, tiny stitches, use a single strand of fine cotton thread such as YLI Heirloom Thread which is a 100/2 size, or a similar fine sewing thread.

Altar Linen Measurements

Fair Linens: Part 1 Measurements

The measurement of making an Altar Fair Linen – The altar height: measure from the top edge of the altar to the floor. Measure the width of the altar from the front to the back. Measure the length of the altar from one side to the opposite side. Optional: measure the hang from the top edge down the side of the Fair Linen to match the length of an altar hanging.

Baptismal towel with tiny hand-embroidered cross

Vintage Baptismal Cloth

Baptismal Towels or Baptismal Napkins may be as simple or elaborate as one desires to make them.  The size of this Baptismal Cloth is approximately 19″ x 21″ as the finished size. The embroidery may be a very simple hand-embroidered cross. The hems should be narrow.  Now, there may be more specific instructions available in some older Church Vestment Books

White Garment for Holy Baptism

White Garment for Holy Baptism

Creating a special garment for Holy Baptism—a simple, symbolic white piece to signify putting on the Holiness of Christ. This keepsake, though used briefly, holds significance as part of the Order of Holy Baptism. An easy project with a tiny neckline, a cross or shell design, and simple edges, making it a meaningful and quick creation for a memorable occasion. Perfect for families who wish to cherish the remembrance of their infant’s baptism.

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