Hemming a curved or bias edge, The adjustable hemmer – SINGER 404K User Manual
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When hemming fine materials, such as georgette or crepe de chine, with
the Foot Hemmer, the material will not feed through properly and the stitch
will be very much shorter than when sewing with the presser foot on the same
To overcome this difficulty, and to assist in holding soft materials so that
they will be turned properly with the Foot Hemmer, insert a piece of paper
under the material between the feed and. the foot of the Hemmer and allow
it to feed through with the material. Strips of thin paper or the edges of
this will be very difficult to pull away from the material.
Hemming Fine Materials with the Foot Hemmer.
Hemming a Curved or Bias Edge.
A curved or bias edge may be hemmed with the Foot Hemmer by inserting
paper under the Hemmer. The paper takes up the fullness in the material
and with a little care in guiding, a curve, such as would be used on men’s
shirts or the edge of an apron, may be perfectly hemmed.
The Adjustable Hemmer.
make a hem of any desired width up to
one inch. For making wider hems see page
Remove the presser foot and attach the
Hemmer to the presser bar, taking care that
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How to Adjust the Hemmer for Hems of Various Widths.
To adjust the Hemmer, loosen the screw and you will then be able to
move the hemmer guide to the right or to the left. Note the pointer (A, Fig.
91) which is used with the scale of figures on the Adjustable Hemmer.
The Hemmer may be adjusted as follows :
Pointer set at :
-for f" hem (approximate)
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After setting the Hemmer, care should be taken to see that the adjusting
screw is well tightened before starting to sew.