Blindstitch hems – SINGER 1288 User Manual

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Blindstitch Hems

Blindstitching provides a durable hem finish that is

almost invisible. While it is best suited to straight or
slightly curved hems, taped, bound, or turned hem
edges can also be blindstitehed with ease.

Stitch: Blindstitch Disc 350

Needle Position:

[X] ^

Stitch Width: i iDii

Stitch Length: To suit fabric

General Purpose Needle Plate

General Purpose Foot

Blindstitch Hem Guide

1. Raise presser foot, loosen screw, and slip blind­

stitch hem guide between screw and shank of foot.

Make sure underside of the guide clears the slide

plate and front of foot. Tighten screw with coin.

2. Prepare hem in the usual way. It is advisable to

baste the hem. Place the basting at least 1.3 cm


inch) below the edge of hem allowance to avoid

catching the flange of guide as you stitch.

3. With the wrong side of work uppermost, turn the

hem under, creating a soft fold from the top edge

of hem.

4. Position hem under the foot with the soft fold resting

against the wall of guide. Make sure the flange of
the guide is between soft fold and top of hem, as

5. Lower presser foot. Stitch so that the straight

stitches fall on the hem allowance and zig-zag
stitches pierce the soft fold of work. Adjust stitch

width if necessary. While stitching, guidejiem edge

in a straight line and feed soft fold evenly against

wall of the guide.