During this step you will choose how you want to finish off the raw edges of the waistline and the bottom of the skirt. There are countless ways to do this, but in these directions we will go through 3 options. If you'd like a better visual on what each of these looks like, consult the video tutorial.
Option 1- serger rolled hem
If you own a serger, you can select a discrete 3-thread overlock stitch and serge right on top of the raw edges. If you choose to do this, it will look best with matching thread. You can also do a rolled hem or lettuce hem. Consult your machine guide for instructions on how to convert to this type of stitch.
Option 2- zig zag hem
You can also fold the fabric over once and sew it down into a traditional hem using a zig zag stitch.
*If you have a cover stitch machine, you can use a cover stitch to hem this as well
Option 3- leave it
Swimwear fabric does not fray, so one option is to leave it and not finish the edges.