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rolled hem foot

kayrosie | Posted in General Discussion on

Okay I got this new rolled hem foot and I know somebody told me a site to go to and I can’t seem to find it . I know I bookmarked it but evidently when my computer went down I lost it.  I am having a horrible time using it.  When you get to seam does anybody know what to do.  It catches and bunches it all up and makes it look awful. I am real bummed.  I am thinking now maybe I need to go over the hems in my dresses again.  After  once doing them.  Any ideas will be greatly appreciated. I even practiced and practiced with it and thought I had it just right.

 

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  1. fabricholic | | #1

    Google it and something does come up.

    1. kayrosie | | #2

      okay I did that and got an article.  I am not happy by the way mine are looking and I have enough to do another hem.  Do you think if I would go over the first hem it wuold be alright or should I not do that and just go with what I have.

       

      1. fabricholic | | #3

        Doesn't the material have to be thin to work? Is the hem at the floor and no one will see? I don't know if you can put a rolled hem in a roll ed hem foot and do it over the first one because of the thickness.

        1. kayrosie | | #4

          yes they are on the floor. It is the flower girl dresses and a couple of the bridesmaid dresses.

          I am thinking I might just leave they alone. I might have to cut the hem off and do over if I were to do it again. 

           

        2. kayrosie | | #5

          You can see pictures of them under the thread one out of nine.

           

  2. jatman | | #6

    Kayrosie - there is a short video on Threads website about rolled hems.  It's a preview of David Coffin's Shirtmaking video.  If you do a search you can pull it up.  I'm not sure if it will help you with the seam issue but it just might (he makes it look so easy). 

    JT

  3. Cherrypops | | #7

    kayrosie,

    http://creativesewingsolutions.com/offline/hemmer_foot/default.htm is a short video using a rolled hem foot. This website also has other videos for different sewing machine feet.

    Hope you find it usefull.

    CherryPops

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    Becky-book | | #8

    If you decide they must be done again, you MUST cut the first one off!

    At the seams.. the end of the seam must be stable so it won't come apart; back tack a few stitches or tie the thread tails.  And the seam allowances must be trimmed to as little as possible at the hem edge.  Some fabrics work better at the seam if you press both seam allow. away from the foot, but some are too thick to allow 3 layers to roll evenly.

    Becky

    1. kayrosie | | #9

      Thanks for the advise.  That is what I wanted to know if I would have to cut it off. I thought so.  You guys are so good.  I am so glad I have all of you to chat with and learn fromm.  This site is wonderful.

       

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    Phillippa | | #10

    there was an article in a back issue of Sew News (sorry, Threads!!) about using this foot, which can be a BEAR and very frustrating. Go through their archives and see if you can find it. Mary Lou Nall wrote a book Foot Book !! with Bernina that has good instructions. Learning and using your hemmers by Leota Black.

    1. kayrosie | | #11

      THANKS FOR THE INFORMATION. I AM THINKING YOU JUST HAVE TO PRACTICE PRACTICE.  I THOUGHT I HAD IT FIGURED OUT BUT OH WELL.  NOONE WILL SEE THE HEMS.   THE GIRLS WILL GO BY SO FAST.  EVERYBODY WILL BE LOOKING AT THE BEAUTIFUL BRIDE ANYWAY.  HAHAHA

       

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        Phillippa | | #12

        the secret is starting the darn hem. I put a piece of iron off stabilizer under the edge of teh hem and start on THAT, then iron it off and the hem is perfect. I used to hem silk scarves, too, and if I had an icky piece, I would leave a long thread and finish the last half inch by hand.

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