SINGER 221-1 Featherweight User Manual

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The foot hemmer

forms and stitches

a perfectly turned

hem without bast­

ing or pressing. It

is attached to the

machine in place of

the presser foot.


Fine hems

Hemming with lace

Edging ruffles

Lace insertion

Hemmed seams Lingerie finishes


• Form a double fold at the very

edge of the fabric.

• Crease this fold for about 2".
• Draw the needle and bobbin

threads under the hemmer.

• Place the creased hem edge under

the foot and take several stitches

through the fold.

• Grasp the thread ends and the

single fold in front of the hemmer

and lift the single fold into the

hemmer scroll.
Soft fabrics will enter the scroll

best with the foot down, firm crisp

fabrics with the foot raised.



• Stitch slowly for several inches until

hem is well started. Hold thread ends in

back of foot with the left hand and

guide the raw fabric edge into the mouth

of the scroll with the right hand.

Even feeding is essential to good hem­

ming. The same width of fabric must be

kept in the scroll of the hemmer at all


Hemmed Seams

Hemmed seams are often substituted for

French seams where a fine narrow seam is


• Allow a scant seam allowance.

• With right sides of the fabric together,

place the upper layer a scant to the

left of the lower layer.

• Insert the two fabric edges into the

hemmer and proceed as for a plain hem.

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