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Blind hem stitching is easy! Find out how with Jennifer Thoden.
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Hi, I'm Jennifer Thoden with Window Valance Patterns .com. And I'm going to show you how to sew a blind hemstitch. When you don’t want to see the stitching at the front of your fabric, a blind hemstitch is the perfect alternative. It's very easy and I'm going to show you how to do it right now.
Fold and press your hem and then take it to your sewing machine. For a blind hemstitch, you’re going to need a blind hem foot. So if don’t have one you’re going to need one for your sewing machine. Each sewing machine brand and type has its own feet, so you need to find yours. This is a blind hem foot from my Bernina and it has a metal piece here in between the foot that’s a guide for the folded edge of my hem, and that’s going to make more sense here in just a moment. So, I'm going to put this on my machine and I'm going to show you how to use this to create a blind hemstitch.
Start out with your fabric laying right side down and the hem up pointing towards your sewing machine foot. And you’re going to take your hem and you’re going to fold it underneath towards the right side of the fabric like this. and you want you leave about a quarter of an inch of the hems still being revealed here. Slide your hem underneath the blind hem foot s that this folded edge pushed up against this metal piece right here. Set your machine t the blind hemstitch and then you can start stitching this hem in place.
What the blind hemstitch will do is sew a straight stitch along this folded edge here and then every two or three stitches do the exact stitch and catch just the folded edge over here. So you want your side in so that when the needle swings over it just catches this folded edge here and the straight stitching is along this folded edge here. And this is what the blind hemstitch looks like. And now when you unfold that hem, you’re going to see that this kind of stitching along the top folded edge of the hem, but when you look at the front side of your drapery panel you’re just going to see this stitching and that’s it.
Now I use thread that match this green f this fabric, you wouldn’t even see this stitching here. I purposely use the red threads that you could see it for example purposes on this video but normally you would use the same type of thread that matches best for your face fabric and you wouldn’t see this tacking here. Let me show the back part one more time and the front part just has this little tacking going all the way across and that’s your blind hemstitch