Hi my name is Sandy and I just found this forum. I am looking to do a little sewing (curtains, throw pillows etc) and I am just starting out. I am going to be making a Mei Tai baby carrier and the instructions call for a rolled hem. What is a rolled hem??? Thanks 🙂
hi and welcome sandy,
do a search for 'rolled hem' in http://www.google.com.au search images. you will see many rolled hem pictures and machine feet. click on each to enlarge.
I use my overlocker/serger for all my 'rolled hem' work.
I don't think my sewing machine has a special foot attachment for it. if it does i will not need it now i have the o/locker.
Edited 3/4/2007 1:53 am by Cherrypops
A rolled hem is a VERY narrow hem. Look at a scarf and you will see what it looks like. You can do it by machine or by hand. By machine, you need a rolled hem foot that rolls the fabric edge and then stitches it all in one step. If you don't have that foot you can do it by hand. First, stitch a line of machine stitching 1/4" from the raw edge of fabric. Cut off fabric edge close to stitching, about 1/8". Roll under the machine-stitched edge and pin in place. In other words, hide the raw edge. The machine stitching will act as a guide and insure that you have a smooth, straight hem edge, otherwise it will be really wobbly, (been there..done that.) Sew the rolled hem with a blind stitch by sliding the needle along the roll and taking a thread from the hem and one from the garment every 1/4 "inch.
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