The blind-hem stitch is primarily used for hemming curtains, trousers, skirts, etc.

Settings:

Presser foot: Blind stitch foot

Thread Tension Control: AUTO

Regular Blind Stitch for Normal Fabrics - Regular blind stitch for normal firm fabrics

Elastic Blind Stitch for Soft, Stretchable Fabrics - Elastic blind stitch for soft, stretchable fabrics

 

Directions:

1. First finish the raw edge. Do this by turning it under on fine fabrics or overcasting it on medium to heavyweight fabrics. Then turn the hem up the required depth, press and pin in place.

2. Now fold the fabric as illustrated with the wrong side up.

 

normal firm fabrics Blind Hemmedium to heavyweight fabrics blind hem

 

3. Place the fabric under the foot. Turn the handwheel towards you by hand until the needle swings fully to the left. It should just pierce the fold of the fabric. If it does not, adjust the guide (B) on the Blindhem Foot (A) so that the needle just pierces the fabric fold and the guide just rests against the fold.

NOTE: For a narrower or wider blindhem, first manually adjust the length and width controls to your desired length and width. Then adjust the guide on the foot.

Sew slowly, guiding the fabric carefully along the edge of the guide.

Blind Hem Fabric Placement Diagram

 

4. When completed, the stitching is almost invisible on the right side of the fabric.

Finished Blind Hem

NOTE: It takes practice to sew blind hems. Always make a sewing test first.