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Learn how to sew a blind hem stitch with Jennifer Thoden.
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Hi, I'm Jennifer Thoden with Sewing Window treatments.com. And I'm going to show yu ho easy it is to sew a blind hemstitch. If you don’t want the stitching to show at the front of your fabric when you’re hemming your fabric, then a blind hemstitch is ideal. Instead, your going to see is ticking on the front of your fabric instead of seeing a long line up straight stitches. The blind hemstitch is very easy t do. You’ll need a sewing machine that has a blind hemstitch already programmed within it and a blind hem foot.
Now I already have created a video for showing you how to do blind hemstitch and if you’re watching this on YouTube go ahead and review the other videos that I have and you’ll find it, and also if you’re watching this through SewingWindowTreatments.com, there will be a link to that original video.
The difference between this one and the first one is, the pressor feet. The first one, the first video I showed you I used a blind hem foot that is with my Bernina machine. And after I’ve posted that video many of you asked if I can show you the same stitch but with a different pressor foot. So I'm going to use my Viking machine this time and use a different pressor foot well. It's a blind hem foot but it looks very different. So let me give you a close-up of the two feet so you could decide which video is for you and then we’ll get started.
How to sew a blind hemstitch, in this video we’re going to use my blind hem foot that I use with Viking machine and it looks like this. It’s pretty different looking, same functionality but a little different. SO, if this is what yours look like, and then you’re going to want to watch this video. Either way, the technique is exactly the same and if your foot looks even different from these two, I'm sure after watching one r both of the videos you’ll be successful with sewing a blind hemstitch.
Go ahead and have your fabric already hemmed and pinned. This is a one inch double hem that I have for this panel and make sure that your pins have the sharp edge pointing outside of your panel.
Lay your hemmed panel with the hem side facing up and the hemmed edge pointing towards your pressor foot. Then, take your hem and you’re going to fold it under your fabric, sew that just a quarter of an inch of the edge f that hemmed is still showing. Then, you’re going to take this and slide it underneath your pressor foot and when you lower your pressor foot this long edge here on your blind hem foot is going to butt up against this folded edge right here.
Let me see if I can zoom in a little bit so you can see even a little bit better f what I just did. Here we go, so you can see this is the folded edge and it's actually butting up against this edge right here. And so that quarter inch that you have revealed is flat underneath this main part of the pressor foot. And then, you’re going to sew your blind hemstitch. Now, the goal is to have the needle just catch the folded edge here f your hem. You don’t want it to be too far over because it then it kind of causes pinching in the fabric. So you want to align your needles s that when it swings it just catches the folded edge here. And you should be able to adjust that within your machine itself.
And this is what your blind hemstitch will look like. On the back or your panel, you’ll see your blind hemstitch going across the bottom edge of your hem and then when you flip it over to see the front of your fabric, all yu will see are these tikky marks here. So if you’re using thread that matches your fabric, you are not going to see these ones once every thing’s hung up on your window.