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Friday, November 19, 2010

Blind Hem Stitch Help!

So I've been interested in learning the blind hem stitch with no success thus far.  I'm hoping some of you fellow sewing enthusiasts can help with some of my questions:

1. I have the stitch options on my machine but not the foot. Do you have to have the foot in order to do it?
2. Do you have any sites or tutorials that you recommend to aid with this? I've tried following my machine's manual and some random 'About' sewing articles with no success.
3. When do you use the blind them stitch? I was thinking for items like hemming my dresses and skirts. Do I have it wrong?

Thanks for your help! Looking forward to your advise. Oh, and stay tuned for a delicious Sweet Treat tomorrow, and many more blog posts next week.  I've been ramping up for my birthday with tons of crafting but just haven't had time this week to post.  I should be caught up after this crazy weekend is over.

3 comments:

  1. Hi Christine! Yes, you need the foot. It's got a special rolling thing that you line up against the fold, so that the blind stitch only catches a small thread of your upper fabric. I use it for hemming dresses, skirts, anything where the hem is basically straight or slightly curved, when I don't want to hand-stitch. Often when there's a bold print or textured fabric, the machine blind stitch blends in nicely. On really flat or shiny fabrics, I'd hem by hand, or do an on-purpose straight stitched machine hem.
    Hope this helps!
    I found this youtube video which is pretty decent:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jdKe9crSHac
    Good luck!

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  2. I am a beginner and I recently blind hemmed a pair of pants. I did not have the foot, nor did I need it. It took a tiny bit of practice, but it turned out to be very quick and simple! I looked up a tutorial on Youtube and it did the trick.

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  3. Melinda11:05 PM

    Here are some more videos... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n5-Sfp84uRI

    http://www.husqvarnaviking.com/mediafiles/sewingroom/sewingroom_us.asp

    There are different types of blind hem feet, depending on what type of machine you have. The videos I posted have the same kind of blind hem foot that I have, but the technique is the same. I think you could get away with a regular foot, as long as it has room for the needle to go from side to side. I watched a few videos (thank you Internet!) and practiced. It's much easier than it seems.

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