Blindstitch no. 6, I l l s – SINGER 6217 User Manual

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Blindstitch no. 6

Blindstitching provides a durable hem finish

that can be used on a variety of different

weight fabrics. Blindstitching takes a little

practice, however, so make a test sample


Recommended settings

Stitch Selection:

Blindstitch no. 6

Needle Position;



1 1 1

Stitch Width:


I l l s

Stitch Length:

1-1/2 to 2-1/2


General Purpose (B)

Needle Plate:

General Purpose (A)

Attach Blindstitch Hem Guide

Prepare the hem by folding it and pressing
it in the usual way. You may want to baste

the hem to hold it in place, as shown. If so,

be sure to place the basting at least Va inch
(12mm) below the top edge of the hem

With the wrong side of fabric uppermost, turn
the hem under, as shown, creating a soft fold
from the top edge of hem. Pin or baste all
three layers together in place.

Position the hem under the presser foot with

the soft fold resting against wall of the guide.

Be sure the flange of the guide is between

the soft fold and the top of the hem, as shown.

Lower the presser foot and begin sewing
making certain the straight stitches fall on

the edge of the hem and the zig-zag

stitches just pierce the soft fold of the work.

Adjust stitch width if necessary. While

stitching, guide the hem edge in a straight
line and feed the soft fold evenly against

the wall of the guide.

If layers of fabric are pinned together,
remove pins as you come to them. Do not
sew over pins.