What stitch do you use for a blind hem?
Step 3: Sewing the Blind Hem
Refer to your sewing machine manual for help selecting the stitch and proper sewing foot. When sewing a machine blind hem, most stitches will be sewn into the folded area of the hem while the zig-zag stitch will just barely bite into the hem folded along the basting line.
What is the most common use for the zigzag stitch?
One of the most common uses for the zigzag stitch is to sew stretchy materials. When sewing a material that stretches, such as knitted fabrics and neoprene, it’s essential to use a stitch that can stretch with the fabric.
Can you hem with a sewing machine?
For example it is much easier to achieve a flat hem when creating a narrow hem on a sewing machine than by hand. Hand stitching stretch fabrics can be tricky and if you don’t have an overlocker or cover stitch machine a machine stitched hem with a twin needle is a great option for a professional finish.
Do you need a blind hem foot?
You can choose to use the blind hem foot attachment if you have one, but it is not necessary in order to do the stitch. This tutorial is done without the blind hem foot. However, the foot does help by providing a guide for stitching.