Video--How to make a drawn thread hem
If you would like a more historical and precise hem finish, let's continue onto the Drawn Thread Hem Technique. For those who prefer a video to photos, the video below shows the entire technique, start to finish.
This is my all-time favorite hem technique and really quite easy to learn. Once you get the hang of it, it has a lovely rhythm--wrap, snug up, secure, wrap, snug up, secure. Tip: when you're working this, it's helpful to sit at a table or put the embroidery on a pillow on your lap since you need to get a little closer in order to see the little "bars".