Sew it into a circle.
Divide your circle and your edge into 4.
With your right side facing the wrong side of your edge, match up the four pins. Pin in between pins stretching to find the middle.
Sew with a zigzag and stretch as you sew.
It should look like this. The raw edges are on the outside.
Fold over the unattached edge 1/4″, the same amount as the other raw edge.
Fold it down so that the fold covers up the stitches. Pin.
Sew with a slight zigzag or a double needle. The finished product should look like this.
2. I finished my other dress with fold-over elastic. It is something extra to buy, but I really, really like the look of it. It’s really, really easy to sew also. I got mine at SewZanne’s Fabrics. I’ve never found it in a physical store.
For a more in-depth look at hemming knits, check out Made By Rae’s Hemming Knits.
1. The very easiest hem to do would be to leave it raw. I left my gray skirt raw because I cut it out smoothly, and I wanted it to be very soft and flowy. (All other hems make the fabric a tiny bit stiffer.)
4. A really easy hem to do without a special needle is to attach a band. To find the how much fabric you need, measure the circumference of your hem and add seam allowance. Find how long you want your band, double it and add seam allowance. My skirt hem was 79″ and I wanted a 3″ band, so I cut out two pieces that were 40″x14″.
Sew your band into a circle. (Don’t mind my splotchy fabric. I was in the process of dying it to match my dress.)
Match up the pins: raw edges to raw edges. Pin in between pins.
Sew with a zigzag all the way around.
It’ll look like this when you’re done, but don’t forget to iron! I ironed mine, and it looked so good.