Monday, 6 February 2012

Blind Hem.

How many of you shy away from making a blind hem by machine?

Blind Hem ~ PFAFF

I've been altering some of my RTW dress pants and I wanted to keep the original look of the hem -  a blind hem.

I've used this technique before ~ a long time ago ~  and for some reason was never successful ~  so I would hand sew the blind hem.

Today I decided to try the machine technique again.

I was pleasantly surprised to find that this technique by machine is  actually very easy to do, gets done quickly and it looks great.

A successful sewing day!



Faye Lewis said...

I love using blind hems especially on tweedy type fabrics where I don't have to worry about stitches showing if I can't get my zig zag width set just right.

Goodbye Valentino said...

I love using the blind hem feature of my machine (Bernina 1230). It was intimidating at first and if I'm unsure of the result, I'll give it a test run on a scrap.My blind hem stitch saves me time and does a better job than my hand hemming on most everything!

Debbie Cook said...

A definite machine blind hemmer here. I avoid hand sewing almost as much as housework. ;-)

Irene said...

I must be an oddball, because I love doing hems by hand. The only times I've used the blindstitch on my machine is for curtains. (That's just not worth the effort of hand hemming.)

Sister said...

I love it too - hemming 10 pairs of school pants will convert anybody!

Carolyn said...

I love hand-hemming too, it's sort of meditative.... but this machine method is a wonderful technique. I should get with the times, I think!

Melinda said...

I spent this last Saturday hemming 3 pairs of pants that had been sitting in my mending pile for ages. And I used the blind hem on my Bernina. It was quick and easy once I got it set up

Bunny said...

Blind hem by machine- love it. Carol Ahles gives great info on this in her book "Fine Machine Sewing" .