Paragraph 111. The overhanded hem is made by sewing the folded edges of a hem to the body of the material with the overhand-ing stitch instead of the hemming stitch.

To do this fold down the desired width with the raw edge turned under, crease firmly and baste if necessary. Fold the hem back against the right side of the material so the edge of the hem will lie parallel with one thread of the material. Overhand (Par. 109) the parallel threads together. This makes the so-called French hem.

This hem is used to finish the ends of towels, table cloths and napkins.