Blimdstitch hems – SINGER 714 Graduate User Manual
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Pattern: Blindatiteli -è
Stitch Width: 2 to 5
Stitch Control: 10 to 20 (approximately 1 to 2.5)
Zig-Zag Throat Plate
Seam and Blindstitch Hem Guide
Blindstitching provides a durable hem finish
that is almost invisible. It is best suited to
straight or slightly curved hems. Taped, bound,
turned, or unfinished hem edges can be blind-
stitched with equal ease. Blindstitching takes
a little practice, however, so make a test sam
1. Mark, turn, and press hem in the usual way.
2. Baste a guideline 1/4 inch (6mm) from top
of hem edge.
3. With the work wrong side up, turn the hem
under, creating a soft fold about 1/4 inch
(6mm) from top of hem.
4. Place hem edge over feed of machine with
bulk of fabric to the left.
5. Screw seam and hem guide into hole at
right of slide plate and adjust it over the
right toe of the presser foot so that it rests
next to the soft fold.
6. Stitch so that straight stitches fall on hem
edge and sideward stitches pierce the soft
fold. While stitching, guide the fold evenly
against edge of hem guide.
7. When stitching is completed, swing guide
out of position before raising presser foot
Remove basting stitch.
Blindstitching a Hem