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1975Jumby
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Date: 3/19/13 5:35 PM

So I was finishing up a baby romper for my niece and wanted to skip doing a finished hem on the bottom because I hate ironing and turning under, etc. I decided since I was using a fairly lightweight fabric, I could do a rolled hem and save myself the headache.

So I set up the machine for a rolled hem and forgot to turn the stitch length dial to the rolled hem setting. I just set it on the standard setting at length 1. Well the finished result, to me, was pretty amazing. It seemed like it did a rolled hem, but just wider and very even. Almost like a satin stitch.

Has anyone done this before?
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Date: 3/20/13 7:35 AM

Were you using 3 threads...or 4 threads? Out of curiosity, I plan to try the setting you just described.
Have you ever tried using the machine with 4 threads on the settings for a rolled hem instead of 3 thread? It makes an interesting hem finish that has body. I did that once when I was in too much of a hurry to switch from 4 thread to 3. Now I use it frequently when I want a hem with more substance, but still narrow.

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Date: 3/20/13 7:55 AM

Maybe it is like a 3-thread narrow hem? Look on your cheat sheet and see if that is it. It is recommended to do this one for heavier fabrics that won't actually roll well. I bet it is pretty on a knit.

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Date: 3/20/13 8:05 AM

This stitch was recently shown in the Craftsy Beginning Serging class, Lesson 3. It looks really cool. She used a Bernina.

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Date: 3/20/13 2:23 PM

I think with the 3-thread narrow hem, your stitch dial should be on setting C. I had mine on D which is the rolled hem setting. After taking another look, I think doing it this way (without changing your stitch length selector to the rolled setting) it still creates a rolled hem, but it is wider and not as narrow as when you change to the rolled hem setting on your stitch length dial.

I really think this is a beautiful hem and worked well on what I was sewing. I'm now thinking I might do this for a few little dresses I'm making for my niece since it is so much easier than pressing a hem. In fact, I might even hem the bottom of the dresses with the wave stitch. That would be interesting.

This serger is really amazing!

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