I’m new here and happy to have found you! I was unable to sew for years due to a shoulder injury and have just started sewing again, (a few months after surgery). I bought a new Brother XL5700. I’ve been exploring the different options and have been successful with the with such as options as the 1-step buttonholer, and the blind hem stitch.
BUT – I’m desperately trying to sew an Easter dress and want to narrow-hem the flounced sleeves, the 3+ yards of ruffles, and the hem of a slip to go along with it. It’s a very narrow hemmer but it’s all I have for now. I’ve gone through your archives but I’m still at a loss. I’m using a basic cotton/cotton blend. I don’t have enough fabric to make a mistake; I had bought the pattern and fabric last year, (funny, because I couldn’t even sew then), but my daughter grew a few inches taller. She’s expecting to wear the dress this Sunday and for an upcoming school concert.
If you have an idea for another method of hemming, I’m open to that, too. As long as I can get it small, neat and even.
Edited 3/24/2005 12:40 pm ET by lafate