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Thread: Blind Hemmer???? Anyone have one?

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    Senior Member Snooze2978's Avatar
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    Blind Hemmer???? Anyone have one?

    I seem to be asked to hem up pants for our gentlemen in the congregation as their wives do not sew. I usually do it by hand but wonder about the blind hemmer. Does anyone have one and if so how easy is it to work. Any websites/videos I can check out to see how to work one? Is it worth my time and money?

    Just what I need another machine.

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    Just Google it for your machine(s).

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    The attachment foot comes with most machines, or can buy separate. They are so easy to use, takes a couple minutes to set up hem, but then so fast. That is the only way I hem, all fabrics.

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    I have one with a 1962 Singer. Never used it. Now I only use two straight stitch machines now. All I sew now are quilts.
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    I have one on my 401A and my newer Brother they both do a wonderful job. All of us in my family are short and I have to take up the hem on everything we buy so mine really get used a lot. The instructions came with the manual with my machines and is very easy to learn.

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    If you are referring to the foot that attaches to your machine...I do not like using that. If you mean the blind hem machine...yes, I had one when I did alterations for 15 yrs. it gives very professional results. You know the needle is horiz instead of vertical like your machine? It takes just a bit of practice to master it. You'd want one that uses standard machine needles as they are more economical to replace. Personally, I liked hand hemming as well cause I could work at night & watch tv. The hammers are not cheap, but I got mine from Allbrandsat a good price.

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    Sorry for the spelling of hemmer..auto correct is villain!

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    it is the stitch that goes for about 4 stitch forward and then does a V stitch. Probably will take you longer to select the width and length of your DSM stitches then just to hem them.
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    You probably have that stitch built-in in one or more of the machines you already have. Check the manuals, and as maniac quilter said, it is a straight stitch for about four stitches, then a zigzag, then straight stitches. The sewing machine manual will even show how to fold your fabric for the stitching. The key is to set it so the bite (zigzag) does not go too far into the folded edge of fabric.

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    Guess most are confused as to which type of blind hemmer I'm speaking about. Its the machine, not the attachment. Mermaid explained some of it to me so will go out and see what I can find on the web. Maybe get lucky enough to find a video on it.

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