Blindstitch hems, Blindstitch – SINGER 8234 User Manual
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The blindstitch has many practical and functional uses. Its most common use provides
a durable hem finish. However, the creative ways that one might apply this stitch are
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Pattern Group Selector:
Stitch Width: i
Stitch Length: 1 to 2.5
• General Purpose Needle Plate
• General Purpose Foot
• Blindstitch hem guide
1. Raise foot, loosen screw, and slip blind
stitch hem guide from the front between the
screw and the shank of the foot. Make sure
the underside of the guide clears the slide
plate and the front of the foot. Tighten
screw with coin.
2. Prepare hem in the usual way. It is advis
able to baste the hem. Place the basting at
least 1 cm (1/2 inch) below the edge of the
hem allowance to avoid catching the flange
of the guide as you stitch.
3. With the wrong side of the work uppermost,
turn the hem under, creating a soft fold
from the top edge of the hem.
4. Position the hem under the foot with the
soft fold resting against the wall of the
guide. Make sure the flange of the guide is
between the soft fold and top of hem, as
5. Lower the foot and stitch so that the
straight stitches fall on the hem allowance
and the zig-zag stitches pierce the soft fold
necessary. While stitching guide the hem
edge in a straight line and feed the soft fold
evenly against the wall of the guide.